A Thermodynamically Consistent CZM for Low-Cycle Fatigue Analysis


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A cohesive zone model for low-cycle fatigue analysis is developed in a consistent thermodynamic framework of elastic-plastic-damage mechanics with internal variable. A specific fatigue activation condition allows to model the material degradation related to the elastic-plastic cyclic loading conditions, with tractions levels lower than the damage activation condition. A moving endurance surface, in the classic framework of kinematic hardening, enables a pure elastic behavior without any fatigue degradation for low levels loading conditions.



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




F. Parrinello et al., "A Thermodynamically Consistent CZM for Low-Cycle Fatigue Analysis", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 774, pp. 576-582, 2018

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August 2018




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