Study on bending fretting fatigue of LZ50 axle steel considering ratchetting by finite element method
Article first published online: 22 JUN 2012
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Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures
Volume 36, Issue 2, pages 127–138, February 2013
How to Cite
ZHU, Y., KANG, G., DING, J. and ZHU, M. (2013), Study on bending fretting fatigue of LZ50 axle steel considering ratchetting by finite element method. Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, 36: 127–138. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-2695.2012.01705.x
- Issue published online: 9 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 22 JUN 2012
- Received in final form 18 June 2012
- bending fretting fatigue;
- crack nucleation;
- fatigue life;
- finite element analysis;
Based on the finite element simulation, the crack nucleation location and failure life of bending fretting fatigue are analysed and predicted for LZ50 axle steel, respectively. In the simulation, a simplified two-dimensional finite element model with an equivalent normal force is proposed and the role of ratchetting is also considered by using a new cyclic elastoplastic constitutive model. The crack nucleation location and fatigue life are finally predicted by Smith–Watson–Topper (SWT) critical plane criteria referring to the finite element calculation. It is shown that the predicted results are in fairly good agreement with the experimental ones.