Advances in Fatigue and Fracture of Metals and Alloys and Their Applications

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2024 | Viewed by 873

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Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne 3800, Australia
Interests: computational fracture mechanics; fatigue crack growth; structural integrity; durability; repair technology

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Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ, UK
Interests: fatigue design; corrosion–fatigue interactions; fractures; life prediction; structural integrity
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Dear Colleagues,

The twin disciplines of fatigue and fracture are central to a wide range of industries: aerospace, power generation, nuclear power, rail, bridge construction, and others. However, recent developments have resulted in breakthroughs in a number of areas, both in conventionally and additively manufactured metallic metals. Furthermore, with the move to digital twins, 3D printing, and the ability to build materials with properties that are tailored to specific applications, these developments have the potential to transform the disciplines of fatigue and fracture as well as national economies. The aim of this Special Issue is therefore to create a focal point whereby practitioners, engineers, and researchers can access these numerous exciting developments.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include, but are not limited to:

Damage Tolerance; durability; crystal plasticity; LEFM; fatigue crack growth; crack closure analysis and theory; additive manufacturing;  linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM); digital twins; computational mechanics; lead crack approaches (exponential crack growth); cold spray repair technology; cold spray additive manufacturing (CSAM); corrosion–fatigue interactions.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Rhys Jones
Prof. Dr. Ali Mehmanparast
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • damage tolerance and durability
  • linear elastic fracture mechanics
  • plasticity
  • damage mechanics
  • stress life and strain life
  • additive manufacturing
  • corrosion–fatigue interaction
  • computational mechanics
  • experimental studies
  • fractal fracture mechanics

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On the Link between Plastic Wake Induced Crack Closure and the Fatigue Threshold
by Rhys Jones, Andrew Ang, Nam D. Phan and Michael Nicholas
Metals 2024, 14(5), 523; https://doi.org/10.3390/met14050523 - 29 Apr 2024
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Abstract
This purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between crack growth equations based on Elber’s original plastic wake induced crack closure concept and the fatigue threshold as defined by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) fatigue test standard ASTM [...] Read more.
This purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between crack growth equations based on Elber’s original plastic wake induced crack closure concept and the fatigue threshold as defined by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) fatigue test standard ASTM E647-15el. It is shown that, for a number of conventionally manufactured metals, the function U(R), where R is the ratio of the minimum to maximum applied remote stress, that is used to relate the stress intensity factor ΔK to the effective stress intensity factor ΔKeff is inversely proportional to the fatigue threshold ΔKth(R). This finding also results in a simple closed form equation that relates the crack opening stress intensity factor Ko(R) to ΔK, Kmax, and the fatigue threshold terms ΔKth(R) and ΔKeff,th. It is also shown that plotting da/dN as function of ΔKKth(R) would appear to have the potential to help to identify the key fracture mechanics parameters that characterise the effect of test temperature on crack growth. As such, for conventionally manufactured metals, plotting da/dN as function of ΔKKth(R) would appear to be a useful addition to the tools available to assess the fracture mechanics parameters affecting crack growth. Full article
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