A numerical process based on crystal plasticity finite element (CPFE) was implemented to predict creep-fatigue crack initiation life. CPFE-based model can describe the macroscopic cyclic deformation and reveal grain-level damage mechanism. A new life prediction approach was then constructed by introducing fatigue and creep indicator parameters. Furthermore, a series of strain-controlled creep-fatigue tests in GH4169 superalloy at 650℃ were used to validate predicted accuracy of this model, where most of the data points lied within ±1.5 error band. Finally, a potential methodology for conservative creep-fatigue life evaluation was provided by flexible creep-fatigue damage summation rule in engineering applications.
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