In this paper the problem of the multiaxial fatigue limit estimation of sharply notched components has been addressed using two different methods: a critical distance method and a method involving modified Wöhler curves. These two methods had been previously developed by the authors, but required modification for use in conjunction with finite element stress analysis of sharply-notched specimens subjected to multiaxial loadings. Initially, it was demonstrated mathematically that these methods are equivalent in terms of multiaxial stresses near the notch tip. Subsequently, by employing some well-known uniaxial notch fatigue concepts, some assumptions have been made in order to extend the use of these methods to in-phase multiaxial notch fatigue situations. Experimental data was obtained from tests conducted on V-notched specimens subjected to in-phase mixed MODE I and MODE II loadings. Both methods were successful, giving fatigue limit predictions with an error usually less than 15%. This is interesting because the two methods make quite different assumptions about the nature of fatigue crack growth in the vicinity of the notch.

Two methods for predicting the multiaxial fatigue limits of sharp notches

SUSMEL, Luca;
2003

Abstract

In this paper the problem of the multiaxial fatigue limit estimation of sharply notched components has been addressed using two different methods: a critical distance method and a method involving modified Wöhler curves. These two methods had been previously developed by the authors, but required modification for use in conjunction with finite element stress analysis of sharply-notched specimens subjected to multiaxial loadings. Initially, it was demonstrated mathematically that these methods are equivalent in terms of multiaxial stresses near the notch tip. Subsequently, by employing some well-known uniaxial notch fatigue concepts, some assumptions have been made in order to extend the use of these methods to in-phase multiaxial notch fatigue situations. Experimental data was obtained from tests conducted on V-notched specimens subjected to in-phase mixed MODE I and MODE II loadings. Both methods were successful, giving fatigue limit predictions with an error usually less than 15%. This is interesting because the two methods make quite different assumptions about the nature of fatigue crack growth in the vicinity of the notch.
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