The paper discusses the results of fatigue crack growth rate tests conducted in the presence of residual stresses. Three different residual stress distributions, obtained by laser welds, were employed in order to characterize the crack propagation behavior under different conditions, producing either an increase or a reduction of the stress intensity factor due to external loads. Test results are analysed by means of a non-linear numerical model (based on the weight function method) and a knowledge of the fatigue crack growth properties of the base material, free from residual stresses. The results of the analysis are discussed with reference to experimental trends, in order to clarify the predictive capabilities of the method and aspects needing further investigation.
|Autori:||Beghini M.; Bertini L.; Vitale E.|
|Titolo:||Fatigue crack growth in residual stress fields - experimental results and modeling|
|Anno del prodotto:||1994|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1460-2695.1994.tb00786.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|