Monte Carlo Simulation of Stress Corrosion Cracking in Structural Metal Materials Taking Account of Surface Crack Effects
According to laboratory accelerated test data, stress corrosion cracking (SCC) in structural metal materials occurs by initiation and coalescence of micro cracks, subcritical crack propagation and multiple large crack formation or final failure under the combination of materials, stress and corrosive environment. In this paper, a Monte Carlo simulation for the process of SCC has been proposed based on the stochastic properties of micro crack initiation and fracture mechanics concept for crack coalescence and propagation. The emphasis in the model is put on the influence of the semi-elliptical surface cracks. The numerical examples for a sensitized stainless steel type 304 indicate the applicability of the present model to the prediction of the SCC behavior in real structures.
Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie
K. Tohgo et al., "Monte Carlo Simulation of Stress Corrosion Cracking in Structural Metal Materials Taking Account of Surface Crack Effects ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 1068-1071, 2007