Numerical Modelling of Cylindrical Specimen under Mixed-Mode Loading Conditions


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Mixed mode loaded fatigue specimens are not used very frequently. The main reason is that there are still very few qualitative results, which would help with better understanding of how the mode II and mode III are affecting the overall crack propagation. On the other hand, there is considerable number of parts loaded in mixed mode. Studying fatigue failure of roller bearing elements made of polymer material was a motivation to design a new experimental specimen for study of fatigue behaviour of the material loaded in mixed mode. The contribution presents developed FEM model of such specimen with focus on determination of fracture mechanics parameters of propagating cracks.



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Luis Rodríguez-Tembleque, Jaime Domínguez and Ferri M.H. Aliabadi




O. Slávik et al., "Numerical Modelling of Cylindrical Specimen under Mixed-Mode Loading Conditions", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 774, pp. 325-330, 2018

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August 2018




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