Effect of a diffusion zone on fatigue crack propagation in layered FGMs

Brett Hauber, Robert Brockman, Glaucio Paulino

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Abstract

Research into functionally graded materials (FGMs) has led to advances in our ability to analyze cracks. However, two prominent aspects remain relatively unexplored: 1) development and validation of modeling methods for fatigue crack propagation in FGMs, and 2) experimental validation of stress intensity models in engineered materials such as two phase monolithic and graded materials. This work addresses some of these problems for a limited set of conditions, material systems (e.g., Ti/TiB), and material gradients. Numerical analyses are conducted for single edge notch bend (SENB) specimens. Stress intensity factors are computed using the specialized finite element code I-Franc (Illinois Fracture Analysis Code), which is tailored for both homogeneous and graded materials, as well as Franc2DL and ABAQUS. Crack extension is considered by means of specified crack increments, together with fatigue evaluations to predict crack propagation life. Results will be used to determine linear material gradient parameters that are significant for prediction of fatigue crack growth behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMultiscale and Functionally Graded Materials - Proceedings of the International Conference, FGM IX
Pages333-338
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event9th International Conference on Multiscale and Functionally Graded Materials, FGM IX - Oahu Island, HI, United States
Duration: Oct 15 2006Oct 18 2006

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume973
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Multiscale and Functionally Graded Materials, FGM IX
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOahu Island, HI
Period10/15/0610/18/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy

Keywords

  • Crack
  • Fatigue
  • FGM
  • Graded
  • Stress intensity factor

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