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Numerical Analysis of Mode-I Sif of an Arc Shaped Specimen Under Fatigue Loading and Comparison of Maximum Sif of Present Method with BCM.

EasyChair Preprint no. 10694

12 pagesDate: August 15, 2023


Practically, high risk products like nuclear plant steam generators, thick cylinders etc. do fail either by Mode-I or Mode-II or Mode-III. Mode- I failures are more and hence studied about the same very often. Root cause of most of these products are the presence of inbuilt or in-service flaws in the structures. Although designers give more importance to design featuring, notches and grooves to minimize the stress, fatigue failures of the components repeatedly take place during the service in the industries. Hence it is necessary to understand the mechanism of Fatigue crack growth (FCG) in metals through the tests using the suitable experimental setup. After vigorous literature survey, it is noticed that, an Arc shaped Tension specimen (AT) can be is used as it is very useful for testing the properties of thick wall pipes.

To meet the set objectives, present work is begin with FCG testing of AT specimen of Al alloy using the Experimental setup. Stress Intensity Factor(SIF) range, number of fatigue cycles are recorded and Paris’ constants are determined. To study the effect of Mode-I loading on the SIF at the crack tip , an AT specimen with 2 crack geometries , i.e crack on inner surface and outer surface are considered independently. In both the cases , same radius ratio and crack size of the specimen is maintained. To execute fatigue load, maximum and minimum loads so obtained from the experimental study is used in Finite Element analysis (FEA).The outcome in terms of relative crack length vs maximum SIF as obtained by the present method is compared with Boundary Collocation Method (BCM) results of literature. Deviation in the maximum SIF of 2% and 9.49% between the present method and BCM results is observed for inner and outer crack respectively.

Keyphrases: Arc shaped Tension specimen, Fatigue crack growth, finite element analysis, stress intensity factor

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BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Mahantesh S Matur and Iresh G Bhavi and Shashank Lingappa},
  title = {Numerical Analysis of Mode-I Sif of an Arc Shaped Specimen Under Fatigue Loading and Comparison of Maximum Sif of Present Method with BCM.},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 10694},

  year = {EasyChair, 2023}}
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