Fatigue Life Prediction Using Average Strain Range of Fatigue Process Zone
In low-cycle fatigue process, plastic strain takes place at notch root vicinity fast appears induced by high stress concentration. Plastic strain makes material non-uniform and the change of distribution of local stress. The approximation to stress concentration point of Neuber’s rule is not suitable for some plastic materials in engineering practice. In this paper, the average strain of fatigue process zone was considered to substitute Neuber strain for predicting fatigue life. Prediction results indicated that average strain range of fatigue process zone is more suitable than Neuber strain range for predicting low-cycle fatigue life of LY12CZ.
D. Lei et al., "Fatigue Life Prediction Using Average Strain Range of Fatigue Process Zone", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 29-32, pp. 474-478, 2010