KEM 2009 DOI: 10.4028/ View full text
Dulce Maria Rodrigues, Fernando Antunes, R. Branco

Abstract: Plasticity Induced Crack Closure (PICC) is an important fatigue phenomenon affecting crack growth under cyclic loading, which makes important to consider it in the design of components. In this paper a parametric study that correlates elastic-plastic material parameters with plasticity induced crack closure (PICC) is presented. Yield stress and hardening coefficient were selected as the material parameters of interest and a sensitivity analysis was developed. The influence of the different parameters on PICC i…

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