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Multiscale Damage Evolution Analysis of Aluminum Alloy Based on Defect Visualization

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School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai 201620, China
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College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI 48128, USA
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Appl. Sci. 2019, 9(23), 5251; https://doi.org/10.3390/app9235251
Received: 29 October 2019 / Revised: 29 November 2019 / Accepted: 29 November 2019 / Published: 3 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fracture and Fatigue Assessments of Structural Components)
The evaluation of fatigue life through the mechanism of fatigue damage accumulation is still a challenging task in engineering structure failure analysis. A multiscale fatigue damage evolution model was proposed for describing both the mesoscopic voids propagation in the mesoscopic-scale and fatigue damage evolution process, reflecting the progressive degradation of metal components in the macro-scale. An effective method of defect classification was used to implement 3D reconstruction technology based on the MCT (micro-computed tomography) scanning damage data with ABAQUS subroutine. The effectiveness was validated through the comparison with the experimental data of fatigue damage accumulation. Our results indicated that the multiscale fatigue damage evolution model built a bridge between mesoscopic damage and macroscopic fracture, which not only used the damage variable in the macro-scale to characterize the mesoscopic damage evolution indirectly but also understood macroscopic material degradation behavior from mesoscale with sufficient precision. Furthermore, the multiscale fatigue damage evolution model could offer a new reasonable explanation of the effect of load sequence on fatigue life, and also could predict the fatigue life based on damage data by nondestructive testing techniques. View Full-Text
Keywords: multiscale; fatigue damage evolution; ABAQUS subroutine; 3D reconstruction; MCT scanning; fatigue life multiscale; fatigue damage evolution; ABAQUS subroutine; 3D reconstruction; MCT scanning; fatigue life
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Bao, Y.; Yang, Y.; Chen, H.; Li, Y.; Shen, J.; Yang, S. Multiscale Damage Evolution Analysis of Aluminum Alloy Based on Defect Visualization. Appl. Sci. 2019, 9, 5251.

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