In order to assess the fatigue behaviour of structural components under a complex (cyclic or random) multiaxial stress history, methods based on damage mechanics concepts can be employed. In this paper, a model for fatigue damage evaluation in the case of an arbitrary multiaxial loading history is proposed by using an endurance function which allows us to determine the damage accumulation up to the final failure of the material. By introducing an evolution equation for the endurance function, the final collapse can be assumed to occur when the damage D is complete, that is when D reaches the unity. The parameters of this model, which adopts the stress invariants and the deviatoric stress invariants to quantify the damage phenomenon, are determined through a Genetic Algorithm once experimental data on the fatigue behaviour of the material being examined are known for some complex stress histories. With respect to traditional approaches to multiaxial fatigue assessment, the proposed model presents the following advantages: (1) the evaluation of a critical plane is not necessary; (2) no cycle counting algorithm to determine the fatigue life is required, because it considers the progressive damage process during the fatigue load history; (3) the model can be applied to any kind of stress history (uniaxial cyclic loading, multiaxial in-phase or out-of-phase cyclic loading, uniaxial or multiaxial random loading).

Fatigue life assessment under a complex multiaxial load history: an approach based on damage mechanics / Brighenti, Roberto; Carpinteri, Andrea; Vantadori, Sabrina. - In: FATIGUE & FRACTURE OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS & STRUCTURES. - ISSN 1460-2695. - 35:2(2012), pp. 141-153. [10.1111/j.1460-2695.2011.01600.x]

Fatigue life assessment under a complex multiaxial load history: an approach based on damage mechanics

BRIGHENTI, Roberto
Conceptualization
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CARPINTERI, Andrea;VANTADORI, Sabrina
2012-01-01

Abstract

In order to assess the fatigue behaviour of structural components under a complex (cyclic or random) multiaxial stress history, methods based on damage mechanics concepts can be employed. In this paper, a model for fatigue damage evaluation in the case of an arbitrary multiaxial loading history is proposed by using an endurance function which allows us to determine the damage accumulation up to the final failure of the material. By introducing an evolution equation for the endurance function, the final collapse can be assumed to occur when the damage D is complete, that is when D reaches the unity. The parameters of this model, which adopts the stress invariants and the deviatoric stress invariants to quantify the damage phenomenon, are determined through a Genetic Algorithm once experimental data on the fatigue behaviour of the material being examined are known for some complex stress histories. With respect to traditional approaches to multiaxial fatigue assessment, the proposed model presents the following advantages: (1) the evaluation of a critical plane is not necessary; (2) no cycle counting algorithm to determine the fatigue life is required, because it considers the progressive damage process during the fatigue load history; (3) the model can be applied to any kind of stress history (uniaxial cyclic loading, multiaxial in-phase or out-of-phase cyclic loading, uniaxial or multiaxial random loading).
2012
Fatigue life assessment under a complex multiaxial load history: an approach based on damage mechanics / Brighenti, Roberto; Carpinteri, Andrea; Vantadori, Sabrina. - In: FATIGUE & FRACTURE OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS & STRUCTURES. - ISSN 1460-2695. - 35:2(2012), pp. 141-153. [10.1111/j.1460-2695.2011.01600.x]
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