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Materials 2017, 10(8), 923; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma10080923

Multiaxial Fatigue Damage Parameter and Life Prediction without Any Additional Material Constants

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Center for System Reliability & Safety, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 611731, China
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Key Laboratory of Deep Earth Science and Engineering, Ministry of Education, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610065, China
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Received: 16 July 2017 / Revised: 2 August 2017 / Accepted: 3 August 2017 / Published: 9 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Life of Materials at High Temperatures)
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Based on the critical plane approach, a simple and efficient multiaxial fatigue damage parameter with no additional material constants is proposed for life prediction under uniaxial/multiaxial proportional and/or non-proportional loadings for titanium alloy TC4 and nickel-based superalloy GH4169. Moreover, two modified Ince-Glinka fatigue damage parameters are put forward and evaluated under different load paths. Results show that the generalized strain amplitude model provides less accurate life predictions in the high cycle life regime and is better for life prediction in the low cycle life regime; however, the generalized strain energy model is relatively better for high cycle life prediction and is conservative for low cycle life prediction under multiaxial loadings. In addition, the Fatemi–Socie model is introduced for model comparison and its additional material parameter k is found to not be a constant and its usage is discussed. Finally, model comparison and prediction error analysis are used to illustrate the superiority of the proposed damage parameter in multiaxial fatigue life prediction of the two aviation alloys under various loadings. View Full-Text
Keywords: multiaxial fatigue; low cycle fatigue; critical plane; damage parameter; life prediction multiaxial fatigue; low cycle fatigue; critical plane; damage parameter; life prediction
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Yu, Z.-Y.; Zhu, S.-P.; Liu, Q.; Liu, Y. Multiaxial Fatigue Damage Parameter and Life Prediction without Any Additional Material Constants. Materials 2017, 10, 923.

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