Prediction of Crack Propagation Rate and Stress Intensity Factor of Fatigue and Welded Specimen with a Two-Dimensional Finite Element Method

Yusuf Olanrewaju Busari, Ahmad Ariri , Yupiter Manurung, Darwin Sebayang, Martin Leitner, W. S. B. W. Zaini, M. A. B. M. Kamilzukairi, E. E. Celik

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This paper presents the fundamental investigation on crack propagation rate (CPR) and Stress Intensity Factor (SIF) for a typical fatigue and welded specimens which are Compact Tension (CT) and Single Edge Notch Tension (SENT) as well as Butt and longitudinal T-joint. The material data of austenitic stainless steel SS316L was used to observe crack propagation rate with different initial crack length and different tensile load was used for the fracture mechanics investigation. The geometry of the specimens was modelled by using open source software CASCA while Franc 2D was used for post processing based on Paris Erdogan Law with different crack increment steps. The analysis of crack propagation using fracture mechanics technique requires an accurate calculation of the stress intensity factor SIF and comparison of the critical strength of the material (K IC) was used to determine the critical crack length of the specimens. it can be concluded that open source finite element method software can be used for predicting of fatigue life on simplified geometry.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012008
Number of pages14
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number834
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2020

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