A PERIDYNAMIC FATIGUE MODEL BASED ON TWO-PARAMETER REMAINING-LIFE FORMULATION
In this paper, a new two-parameter remaining-life concept is introduced in the development of a peridynamic fatigue model. Based on the proposed remaining-life concept, the R-ratio effect is accounted for in the crack growth simulations by applying two independent controlling parameters of cyclic bond strain and maximum cyclic strain in the peridynamic remaining-life governing equation. The validation of the model is performed by assessment of correlation between predicted and experimental crack growth data for 2024-T3 aluminum alloy at various R-ratio loading conditions. The model predicted results show a good agreement with experimental crack growth data.