FATIGUE DAMAGE MODELLING OF ALUMINIUM ALLOY POLYCRYSTALS CONTAINING INTERMETALLIC PHASES
Manon LengletGrand Ballroom A
The objective of this work is to model fatigue damage of the aluminium alloy AA2139 at the microscopic scale. It combines an experimental campaign and numerical simulations for a complete modelling of the alloy. Special attention is given to the reproduction of the alloy grain morphology and crystallography. Moreover, intermetallic phases are preferred sites for fatigue crack initiation in this alloy. Therefore, a method for taking into account the alloy microstructural complexity including the presence of intermetallic phases is presented. Finally, a fatigue damage model using a fatigue indicator parameter (FIP) is considered for the introduction of a crack and its propagation in simulations.