Comparison of Computational Crack Path Predictions with Experimental Findings for a SEN-Specimen under Anti-Plane Shear Loading

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In this paper the rather complex 3D fatigue crack growth behaviour in a SEN-specimen under anti-plane shear loading is investigated by the aid of the programme ADAPCRACK3D and by application of a recently developed 3D fracture criterion. It will be shown that the computationally simulated results of fatigue crack growth in the FE-model of the specimen are in good agreement with experimental findings for the development of two anti-symmetric cracks, which originate from the two crack front corner points, that is where the crack front intersects the two free side surfaces of the laboratory SEN test-specimens. Consequently, also for this case with a rather complex 3D crack growth of two anti-symmetric cracks, the functionality of the ADAPCRACK3D-programme and the validity of the proposed 3D fracture criterion can be stated.

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Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 324-325)

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M.H. Aliabadi, Qingfen Li, Li Li and F.-G. Buchholz

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1109-1112

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.324-325.1109

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F. G. Buchholz and V. Teichrieb, "Comparison of Computational Crack Path Predictions with Experimental Findings for a SEN-Specimen under Anti-Plane Shear Loading ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 324-325, pp. 1109-1112, 2006

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November 2006

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