Influence of notch sensitivity and crack initiation site on low cycle fatigue life of notched components under multiaxial non-proportional loading

Stefano Bressan, Fumio Ogawa, Itoh Takamoto, Filippo Berto

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Abstract

A series of strain controlled multiaxial low cycle fatigue (LCF) tests under proportional and non-proportional loading conditions have been conducted on notched specimens. Cylindrical bars of Al 6061 aluminum alloy and AISI 316L stainless steel with four values of stress concentration factors referred to the net section K t,n were employed. The experimental results evidenced a reduction of fatigue life due to non-proportional loading. Furthermore, the crack initiation site has been detected to be moved from the notch tip in the case of steel for high values of notch radius under non-proportional loading. Stress concentration factor evaluated in the elastic field K t,n has been included in the Itoh-Sakane parameter to evaluate the fatigue life, returning a general underestimation of fatigue life especially for high values of K t,n . Material notch sensitivity and crack initiation position have been taken into account to further modify the model, improving the original results and showing a better assessment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-140
Number of pages15
JournalFrattura ed Integrita Strutturale
Volume13
Issue number47
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Crack initiation
  • Low cycle fatigue
  • Multiaxial loading
  • Non-proportional loading
  • Notch

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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