The goal of the present paper is to discuss the reliability of a strain-based multiaxial Low-CycleFatigue (LCF) criterion in estimating the fatigue lifetime of metallic structural components subjected tomultiaxial sinusoidal loading with zero and non-zero mean value. Since it is well-known that a tensile meannormal stress reduces the fatigue life of structural components, three different models available in theliterature are implemented in the present criterion in order to take into account the above mean stress effect.In particular, such a criterion is formulated in terms of strains by employing the displacement componentsacting on the critical plane and, then, by defining an equivalent strain related to such a plane. The Morrowmodel, the Smith-Watson-Topper model and the Manson-Halford model are applied to define such anequivalent strain. The effectiveness of the new formulations is evaluated through comparison with someexperimental data reported in the literature, related to biaxial fatigue tests performed on metallic specimensunder in- and out-of-phase loadings characterised by non-zero mean stress values.

Multiaxial fatigue life estimation in low-cycle fatigue regime including the mean stress effect

Camilla Ronchei;
2018

Abstract

The goal of the present paper is to discuss the reliability of a strain-based multiaxial Low-CycleFatigue (LCF) criterion in estimating the fatigue lifetime of metallic structural components subjected tomultiaxial sinusoidal loading with zero and non-zero mean value. Since it is well-known that a tensile meannormal stress reduces the fatigue life of structural components, three different models available in theliterature are implemented in the present criterion in order to take into account the above mean stress effect.In particular, such a criterion is formulated in terms of strains by employing the displacement componentsacting on the critical plane and, then, by defining an equivalent strain related to such a plane. The Morrowmodel, the Smith-Watson-Topper model and the Manson-Halford model are applied to define such anequivalent strain. The effectiveness of the new formulations is evaluated through comparison with someexperimental data reported in the literature, related to biaxial fatigue tests performed on metallic specimensunder in- and out-of-phase loadings characterised by non-zero mean stress values.
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