Fretting High-Cycle Fatigue Assessment through a Multiaxial Critical Plane-Based Criterion in Conjunction with the Taylor’s Point Method
The critical plane-based multiaxial criterion originally proposed by the authors for plain fatigue is here applied to estimate the crack initiation life of fretting high-cycle fatigued structural components. Although fretting fatigue can be regarded as a case of multiaxial fatigue, the common multiaxial fatigue criteria have to be modified to account for the severe stress gradients in the contact zone. Therefore, the above criterion is used in conjunction with the Taylor’s point method to numerically estimate the fatigue life of Ti-6Al-4V and Al-4Cu specimens under cylindrical contacts.
C. Ronchei et al., "Fretting High-Cycle Fatigue Assessment through a Multiaxial Critical Plane-Based Criterion in Conjunction with the Taylor’s Point Method", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 258, pp. 217-220, 2017