Plasticity Induced Crack Closure under Plane Strain Conditions
Plasticity Induced Crack Closure (PICC) is a main phenomenon affecting fatigue crack growth and must be included in the design of components. The objective of the present paper is to study the level of PICC under plane strain conditions. The numerical parameters were identified and optimized. The effects of load level and material model were studied.
F. Antunes et al., "Plasticity Induced Crack Closure under Plane Strain Conditions", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 465, pp. 548-551, 2011