International Journal of Fatigue - ElsevierEnter your login details below. If you do not already have an account you will need to register here. Due to migration of article submission systems, please check the status of your submitted manuscript in the relevant system below:. Once production of your article has started, you can track the status of your article via Track Your Accepted Article. Search in:. Submit Your Paper Enter your login details below.
Fatigue crack closure: a review of the physical phenomena
Special attention is devoted to the physical origin, the consequences for the experimental determination and the prediction of the effective crack driving force for fatigue crack propagation. The intrinsic mechanisms cause the formation of new fracture surfaces at the crack tip. They are controlled by the monotonic and cyclic strains applied to the volume elements at and in front of the crack tip. For cyclic loading significantly below the fracture toughness, the cyclic deformation is the dominant part responsible for fatigue crack propagation. The extrinsic mechanisms affect the monotonic and cyclic deformation at the crack tip and as a consequence influence the crack growth rate. Ritchie 1 and Suresh 11 classified the different extrinsic mechanisms into geometric, zone and contact shielding mechanisms and combined zone and contact shielding mechanisms. The geometric mechanisms, such as crack deflection or branching, are a consequence of the deviation of the real crack shape from the ideal plane crack with a straight crack front.
Table of contents
Skip to main content Skip to table of contents. Advertisement Hide. Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures. Editors view affiliations S. Teoh K.
Enter your login details below. If you do not already have an account you will need to register here. Due to migration of article submission systems, please check the status of your submitted manuscript in the relevant system below:. Once production of your article has started, you can track the status of your article via Track Your Accepted Article. Combined and coupled behaviours that affect thermo-chemical-mechanical degradation processes under cyclic loading conditions are also included in the scope of the journal. This journal has partnered with Heliyon Engineering, a dedicated section of Heliyon, an open access journal from Elsevier that publishes scientifically accurate and valuable research in engineering. Heliyon Engineering aims to make it easier for authors to share their research with a global audience quickly and easily, while benefitting from the subject-area expertise of specialized section editors, who ensure your work is considered fairly and reaches the right audience.