KAUST DepartmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Applied Mathematics and Computational Science Program
Preprint Posting Date2018-05-09
Online Publication Date2018-11-16
Print Publication Date2019-03
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/627835
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AbstractIn this work we propose a stochastic model for estimating the occurrence of crack initiations on the surface of metallic specimens in fatigue problems that can be applied to a general class of geometries. The stochastic model is based on spatial Poisson processes with intensity function that combines stress-life (S-N) curves with averaged effective stress, σeffΔ(x), which is computed after solving numerically the linear elasticity equations on the specimen domains using finite element methods. Here, Δ is a parameter that characterizes the size of the neighbors covering the domain boundary. The averaged effective stress, parameterized by Δ, maps the stress tensor to a scalar field upon the specimen domain. Data from fatigue experiments on notched and unnotched sheet specimens of 75S-T6 aluminum alloys are used to calibrate the model parameters for the individual data sets and their combination. Bayesian and classical approaches are applied to estimate the survival-probability function for any specimen tested under a prescribed fatigue experimental setup. Our proposed model can predict the initiation of cracks in specimens made from the same material with new geometries.
CitationBabuška I, Sawlan Z, Scavino M, Szabó B, Tempone R (2018) Spatial Poisson processes for fatigue crack initiation. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cma.2018.11.007.
SponsorsZ. Sawlan, M. Scavino and R. Tempone are members of the KAUST SRI Center for Uncertainty Quantification in Computational Science and Engineering. R. Tempone received support from the KAUST CRG3 Award Ref: 2281 and the KAUST CRG4 Award Ref: 2584.