Artículos de revistas
Integrated fracture mechanics approach to analyze the fatigue behaviour of welded joints
Chapetti, Mirco Daniel; Belmonte, Juan Carlos; Tagawa, T; Miyata, T; Integrated fracture mechanics approach to analyze the fatigue behaviour of welded joints; Maney Publishing; Science And Technology Of Welding And Joining; 9; 5; 10-2004; 430-439
Chapetti, Mirco Daniel
Belmonte, Juan Carlos
Current fracture mechanics methods for fatigue assessment, including those that consider thresholds for crack propagation, are based on long crack behaviour. The present work is concerned with an attempt to predict the fatigue strength of welded joints using a fracture mechanics approach that takes into account the fatigue behaviour of short cracks. The methodology estimates the fatigue crack propagation rate as a function of the difference between the applied driving force and the material threshold for crack propagation, which is a function of crack length. The fatigue strength of butt welded specimens stressed transversely was analysed. Experimental results from the literature were used for comparison. Estimations are obtained by using only the fatigue limit and the fatigue propagation threshold for long cracks, and the applied stress distribution along the crack path obtained from simple finite element models. The influence of plate thickness, initial crack length, and reinforcement angle on fatigue strength of butt welded joints was analysed. Results show good agreement with experimental trends.