Effect of surface crack dimension on very low cycle fatigue crack growth behavior of circumferential cracked pipes

Hyun Seok Song, Jin Ha Hwang, Yun Jae Kim, Jin Weon Kim

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Abstract

In this study, the effects of surface crack depth and length on the fracture behavior of circumferentially cracked pipes under very low cyclic loading were investigated via finite element (FE) damage analysis using an energy-based damage model. The FE analysis method was first validated by comparison with the SA508 Gr.1a surface-cracked pipe test results. Using FE damage analysis, a parametric study was conducted for a surface-cracked pipe with cracks of different depths and lengths, giving the same limit load. The variations in crack penetration and unstable fracture cycles depending on crack depth and length are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number111045
JournalThin-Walled Structures
Volume191
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Oct

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Keywords

  • Circumferential surface crack
  • Cracked pipe test
  • Energy-based damage model
  • Fatigue crack growth simulation
  • Large-amplitude cyclic loading

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering

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