Multiaxial Fatigue Crack Orientation and Early Growth Investigation Considering the Nonproportional Loading
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Original versionPhysical Mesomechanics. 2018, 21 (4), 358-370. 10.1134/S1029959918040100
The paper presents a comprehensive investigation of fatigue cracking behaviors under various nonproportional multiaxial cycle loading paths based on the critical plane approach. The maximum normal and shear stress/strain fields are presented to analyze the crack orientation and early growth directions in polar diagrams. The experimental observed crack paths and directions were compared with maximum strain loci of each angle to determine multiaxial fatigue failure mode. The results show that crack orientation and growth paths appear in the maximum shear and normal strain plane, respectively. Likelihood cracking regions of various loading paths are predicted according the determined failure mode. Besides, nonproportionality factor is introduced to characterize the degree of multiaxiality on these loading paths.