Engineering Mechanics

International Conference

Proceedings Vol. 17 (2011)


ENGINEERING MECHANICS 2011

17th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
May 9 – 12, 2011, Svratka, Czech Republic
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Editors: Vladimír Fuis

Copyright © 2011 Institute of Thermomechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i., Prague

ISBN 978-80-87012-33-8 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8248 (printed)
ISSN 1805-8256 (electronic)

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MODELING OF FATIGUE CRACK GROWTH IN CERAMICS UNDER COMPRESSIVE CYCLING
Eliáš J., Le J.-L.
pages 131 - 134, full text

This contribution presents a simple numerical model for crack growth under mode-I compressive fatigue loading. Residual tensile stress at the crack tip, which is responsible for crack advance, is simulated by the plastic-like behavior in compression. Tensile part of the constitutive law accommodates a phenomenological hysteresis behavior. This constitutive law is implemented into an implicit discrete 2D numerical model. The model is used to simulate the compression-compression fatigue fracturing of ceramics, particularly polycrystalline alumina. It is shown that the model is capable of capturing trends observed in experimentally obtained crack growth behavior.


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