Stress ratio effects on crack opening loads and crack growth rates in aluminum alloy 2024

William T. Riddell, Robert S. Piascik

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Abstract

The effects of stress ratio (R) and crack-opening behavior on fatigue crack growth rates (da/dN) for Aluminum Alloy (AA) 2024-T3 were studied using constant-ΔK testing, closure measurements, and fractography. Fatigue crack growth rates were obtained for a range of ΔK and stress ratios. Results show that constant ΔK fatigue crack growth for R ranging from near 0 to near 1 is divided into three regions: Region I where R is low, Region II where R is intermediate, and Region III where R is high.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-425
Number of pages19
JournalASTM Special Technical Publication
Issue number1332
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1997 29th National Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics - Stanford, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 24 1997Jun 26 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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