Fatigue cracks in shot peened and case hardened notched machine components and high-pressure vessels are subjected to the stress fields induced by the external load and the residual stress resulting from the surface treatment or autofrettage. Both stress fields are usually nonuniform and available handbook stress intensity factor solutions are in most cases unavailable for such configurations, especially in the case of two-dimensional surface breaking cracks such as semi-elliptical and quarter-elliptical cracks at notches. The method presented in the paper makes it possible to calculate stress intensity factors for such cracks and complex stress fields by using the generalized weight function technique. It is also shown that the generalized weight functions make it possible to calculate the crack opening displacement field often used in the determination of the critical load or the critical crack size.
Calculation of Stress Intensity Factors and Crack Opening Displacements for Cracks Subjected to Complex Stress Fields
Contributed by the Pressure Vessels and Piping Division for publication in the JOURNAL OF PRESSURE VESSEL TECHNOLOGY. Manuscript received by the PVP Division March 13, 2003; revision received May 6, 2003. Associate Editor: M. Perl.
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Kiciak, A., Glinka, G., and Burns, D. J. (August 1, 2003). "Calculation of Stress Intensity Factors and Crack Opening Displacements for Cracks Subjected to Complex Stress Fields ." ASME. J. Pressure Vessel Technol. August 2003; 125(3): 260–266. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.1593080
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