Non-propagating fatigue crack lengths were analytically calculated under stress control conditions using plasticity-induced crack closure analysis with the Dugdale model. In addition, a non-dimensionalization method was applied in terms of the Burgers vector and a monotonic plastic zone size under small-scale yielding conditions, which was validated for various initial crack lengths and material properties. When the yield strength was increased, the non-propagating fatigue crack lengths were found to increase for a short crack and decrease for a long crack. The non-dimensionalization enabled the analytical derivation of a generalized non-propagating fatigue crack length, which can be utilized for fatigue designs. The material property controlling the threshold stress intensity factor range of mechanically and physically short-crack was discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Applied Mathematics