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Fatigue crack growth and life prediction of a single interference fitted holed plate

Chakherlou, TN and Mirzajanzadeh, M and Saeedi, KH (2010) Fatigue crack growth and life prediction of a single interference fitted holed plate. Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, 33. pp. 633-644. ISSN 8756-758X

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Abstract

To understand the different aspects of fatigue behaviour of complex structural joints it will be much helpful if the effects of different parameters are studied separately. In this article, to study the isolated effect of interference fit on fatigue life a pined hole specimen is investigated. This specimen is a single-holed plate with an oversized pin which force fitted to the hole. The investigation was carried out both experimentally and numerically. In the experimental part, interference fitted specimens along with open hole specimens were fatigue tested to study the experimental effect of the interference fit. In the numerical part, three-dimensional finite element (FE) simulations have been performed in order to obtain the created stresses due to interference fit and subsequent applied longitudinal load at the holed plate. The stress distribution obtained from FE simulation around the hole was used to predict crack initiation life using Smith-Watson-Topper method and fatigue crack growth life using the NASGRO equation with applying the AFGROW computer code. The predicted fatigue life obtained from the numerical methods show a good agreement with the experimental fatigue life. © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div C > Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 20:02
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2018 01:46
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