Y. Hos M. Vormwald


An experimental campaign was carried out on thin-walled tubes under tension and torsion. The results from experiments are measured and compared. It is observed that cracks follow a shear-dominated growth pattern with increasing crack length, instead of a tension-dominated one. The experiments are performed with high amplitudes applied to the specimens, resulting in large cyclic plastic deformations and crack growth rates up to 10-3 mm/cycle. Stress intensity factors were calculated for the proportional loading case.


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    Hos, Y. and Vormwald, M. (2016) “Growth of long fatigue cracks under non-proportional loadings – experiment and simulation”, Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale, 10(37), pp. 234–240. doi: 10.3221/IGF-ESIS.37.31.