Fast and accurate fatigue crack growth analysis with the Boundary Cracklet Method

A. K. Yavuz*, A. D. Şenalp, H. S. Turkmen

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Abstract

In this study, a simple crack growth emanating from a series of polygon shaped holes in an infinite plate is analysed by using the Boundary Cracklet Method (BCM) which has already proved that it is fast and accurate. The fatigue crack growth is assumed to follow Paris-Erdogan Law. Polygon shaped holes are modelled using four-sided regular polygons (square and rhombus) whose sides are created by straight cracks in the subtle implementation of the method. The study is performed via graphs and tables to demonstrate the ability of BCM in the analysis of fatigue crack growth for the given configurations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event13th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, CC 2011 - Chania, Crete, Greece
Duration: 6 Sept 20119 Sept 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 13th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, CC 2011
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityChania, Crete
Period6/09/119/09/11

Keywords

  • Edge cracks
  • Edge dislocations
  • Fatigue crack growth
  • Kinked cracks
  • Opening displacement profile
  • Paris-Erdogan law
  • Stress intensity factors

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