A fracture mechanics model has been developed to estimate the fretting fatigue strength and the service life of structural components. Integrated in this model is a contact problem solver that is automated to deal with the geometric and material nonlinearities of the problem. A three-dimensional interface element was developed to model the constitutive laws of the interface. The results demonstrated the capability of the model to predict the conditions under which small fretting-induced fatigue cracks are arrested. The model was validated by predicting the S-N curves produced experimentally for Inconel 600 at high temperature. The prediction of the fretting fatigue limit was found to be in excellent agreement with the experimental results.
Prediction of Fretting Fatigue Behavior of Metals Using a Fracture Mechanics Approach with Special Consideration to the Contact Problem
Attia, M. H. (April 8, 2003). "Prediction of Fretting Fatigue Behavior of Metals Using a Fracture Mechanics Approach with Special Consideration to the Contact Problem." ASME. J. Tribol. October 2005; 127(4): 685–693. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2000265
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