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Abstract— A model based upon linear elastic bridging and fiber crack tip shielding is proposed for predicting fatigue crack growth in a SCS-6/Ti-6–4 composite. The model is characterized by the fiber/matrix debond length rather than the fiber/matrix interfacial frictional shear strength used in most current fatigue models. Finite elements combined with fracture mechanics are applied for computing the local stress intensity. The local stress intensity in the matrix is then utilized to predict crack growth in the composite via comparison to monolithic fatigue crack propagation data for a similar Ti-6–4 matrix material.