CYCLIC EFFECTIVE NEAR-FIELD LOADING BASED ON THE DOMAIN INTEGRAL METHOD
This paper presents a modification of the domain integral method for cyclic loading and crack closure to compute the cyclic effective J-Integral as a near-field loading parameter. The path-dependency of the solution is discussed for different reference states of the field quantities in a cycle. It turns out that refering to the crack opening time point the cyclic effective J-Integral is path-independent for a domain outside the active plastic zone. The validity of this procedure is discussed by comparison with a global energy approach and theoretical field solutions for the J-controlled zone.