Modeling of fatigue damage mechanisms of 7010 aluminum alloy

G. Petton, Y. Brechet, G. Lormand, R. Fougeres

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Based on experimental observations on 7010 Aluminum alloy recalled in the first part, a fatigue crack growth modeling is proposed. The model deals with the possibility that a crack has to intergranularly deviate when it encounters a grain boundary. It appears that short cracks are more subjected to bifurcation than long cracks and that globally crack propagation tends to remain in mode 1. Finally, the cycle number to rupture is computed as a function of microstructural parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1996 5th International Conference, ICAA5
Number of pages6
Editionpt 3
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
ISSN (Print)0255-5476

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