Study on Fatigue Crack Growth Model of Attachment Lug Subjected to Oblique Pin-Load
The finite element model of a straight attachment lug subjected to an oblique loading less than 45 degrees is built by using the finite element software ANSYS, a cosine pin-bearing pressure distribution is applied on the hole of lug as a boundary condition. The stress intensity factor (SIF) expression for the straight attachment lug with a single through-the-thickness crack, which is subjected an oblique pin-load less than 45 degrees, is determined by studying on the influence law of dimensionless crack length (a/R1)，ratio of outer radius to inside radius (R2/R1), inside radius (R1) and pin-load angle (β) on the SIFs values. The expression is validated by contrasting with the ANSYS results and the data of residual strength test. The stress intensity factor’s amplitude (ΔK) are calculated by the SIF equation to get the values of the Paris constants. The fatigue crack growth model of attachment lug subjected to oblique pin-load is established, offering an analytical as well as experimental method for assessing and designing damage tolerant attachment lugs.
Yungang Li, Pengcheng Wang, Liqun Ai, Xiaoming Sang and Jinglong Bu
L. M. Wu et al., "Study on Fatigue Crack Growth Model of Attachment Lug Subjected to Oblique Pin-Load", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 291-294, pp. 1043-1050, 2011