A GENERALIZED TWO-PARAMETER DRIVING FORCE MODEL FOR SHORT AND LONG FATIGUE CRACK PROPAGATION
Ayhan InceGrand Ballroom B
Numerous different crack growth modeling approaches have been developed to consider the short crack and long crack behaviors by accounting for the stress intensity range-based crack driving forces or the crack closure concept. However, those methods lacked a proper systematic approach to accurately account for the behavior of short cracks. Based on the recent systematic study performed in the authors’ group, a new generalized two-parameter driving force model is proposed to account for crack growth driving forces and corresponding crack growth thresholds to predict both short crack and long crack propagation behaviors. The model predicted crack growth rates are compared with crack growth data set of Ti-6Al-4V titanium and 2024-T3 aluminum alloys. Predicted results show good agreement with experimental crack growth data for these materials.