In this paper, a method to predict fatigue limit reliability of specimens with 2D complex rough surface is proposed. First, a effective surface profile on fatigue limit is proposed. This is obtained from the ineffective crack length against the fatigue limit. Next, an equivalent notch depth is proposed to replace a rough profile to a smooth profile with a notch. To calculate the stress concentration of the notch and to determine the equivalent notch depth, an exact solution is given for a problem of an infinite plate with a complex profile under tension. The solution is obtained with the complex variable method. Finally, a method to predict the fatigue limit reliability is discussed. The Linear Notch Mechanics and √area parameter model is used to predict the fatigue limit of a smooth profile with a notch, and then the fatigue limit reliability is estimated with the fatigue limit of many simulated surfaces. Moreover, rotating bending fatigue tests of 0.1% carbon steel with a complex surface are carried out. The experimental fatigue limit data is compared with the present estimated value. As results, the validity of the present method is examined.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computational Mechanics
- Modelling and Simulation
- Mechanics of Materials