Three Dimensional Modeling of Inclined Surface Cracks in FGM Coatings
This study presents a three dimensional finite element method for mixed-mode fracture analysis of an FGM coating-bond coat-substrate structure. The FGM coating is assumed to contain an inclined semi-elliptical crack at the free surface. The trilayer structure is examined under the effect of transient thermal stresses. Strain singularity around the crack front is simulated by utilizing collapsed wedge-shaped singular elements. The modes I, II and III stress intensity factors are computed by applying the displacement correlation technique and presented as a function of time. Four different FGM coating types are examined in the parametric analyses which are metal-rich, ceramic-rich, linear variation and homogeneous coatings. The results provided illustrate the influences of the FGM coating type and crack inclination angle on the transient behavior of the mixed-mode stress intensity factors.
Akira Kawasaki, Akinaga Kumakawa and Masayuki Niino
S. Kosker et al., "Three Dimensional Modeling of Inclined Surface Cracks in FGM Coatings", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 631-632, pp. 109-114, 2010