Local crack driving force analysis of a fatigue crack by a microstructural tracking method

P. Qu, H. Toda, H. Zhang, Y. Sakaguchi, L. Qian, M. Kobayashi, K. Uesugi

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To study fatigue cracking behavior, an improved microstructural tracking method is used to calculate the local crack driving forces in a fatigue crack in an aluminum alloy by employing high-resolution in situ synchrotron X-ray microtomography. Several valuable insights into actual three-dimensional fatigue cracking behavior of overlapping crack segments are obtained. A typical example is the complex deformation behavior in overlapping regions where pairs of crack segments partially overlap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-492
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys

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