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Mode III stress intensity factors of sickle-shaped surface cracks in round bars

Ismail, A. E. (2016) Mode III stress intensity factors of sickle-shaped surface cracks in round bars. Journal Of Mechanical Engineering (JMECHE), 13 (1). pp. 33-44. ISSN 18235514

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Abstract

The solutions of stress intensity factors (SIFs) of sickle-shaped surface crack in round bars are not currently available especially when the cracks are subjected to mode III loading. Mode I SIFs can be obtained in open literature however they are also insuffi ciently completed. Therefore, this paper develops numerically the sickle-shaped crack in round bars using ANSYS fi nite element program. In order to validate the model, the existing mode I SIFs are used and then compared with the present model. It is found that both models are well agreed with each other. There are two important parameters used such as the crack aspect ratio, a/b and the relative crack depth, a/D ranging between 0.2-1.2 and 0.1-0.6, respectively. SIFs based on J-integral are calculated along the crack fronts for various crack geometries. It is found that the SIFs are signifi cantly affected by a/b and a/D. For the relatively straight-fronted crack (a/b £ 0.2), the SIFs are almost fl attened along the crack front. When a/b increased (a/b > 0.2), the SIFs have decreased whereas they are increased when a/D increased. It is also found that the SIFs closed to the outer edge are higher than the SIFs at the deepest crack along the crack front. However when a/b ³ 1.2, the role of SIFs along the crack fronts are inversed where lower SIFs are observed at the outer point compared with the middle point.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sickle-shape crack; mode III loading; surface crack; round bar
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:26
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:26
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8944
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