Constant Cyclic Loading Fatigue Crack Growth Modelling

A. Ali(1*), T. I. Mohd Ghazi(2), M. Z. Mohammadi(3)

(1) Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
(2) Department of Chemical and Environment Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
(3) Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
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A critical review concerning fatigue crack growth rate [FCGR] modelling is presented in this paper. The paper give a detailed of previous attempts have been made to model the FCGR from the simplest empirical model by Paris to advance and contemporary models such as the Weertman strain energy model, Tomkins high strain model, Coffin and Manson plastic strain model, Hobson-Brown model and Navarro- E de Los Rios,  N-R models. The pros and cons of each model are also discussed in term of capability of the model to incorporate the effects of a microstructure, hardening, residual stress, mean stress effects and surface roughness of the materials.
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Fatigue Crack Growth Modelling; Constant Loading

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