Journal article
Numerical simulation of micro-crack initiation of martensitic steel under fatigue loading



Publication Details
Authors:
Huang, X.; Brückner-Foit, A.
Publication year:
2006
Journal:
International Journal of Fatigue
Pages range:
963-971
Volume number:
28
Start page:
963
End page:
971
ISSN:
0142-1123

Abstract
This paper deals with the initiation of small cracks in a martensitic steel under low cycle fatigue loading. A representative volume element (RVE) of the polycrystalline material is generated using a Voronoi tessellation. Heterogeneous stress distributions are calculated with the finite element method. The number of cycles to crack initiation is estimated on the basis of the Tanaka-Mura model. The simulation model yields a relationship between the crack densities and the number of load cycles as well as the crack initiation rate. For all strain ranges considered, the simulation results agree well with the experimental data. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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