This paper investigates the fatigue strength modelling of high-performing welded steel joints. The work considers the strain-based, notch stress, averaged strain energy density approaches, and linear elastic fracture mechanics. A comparison of the methods with experimental data shows that the predictions vary significantly for different modelling assumptions. Only the microstructure-sensitive strain-based approach can predict the fatigue life of various weld geometries and plate thicknesses. The explicit modelling of the localised plasticity using the microstructure-dependent representative volume element is required for accurate prediction of the short crack initiation and growth periods, which dominate the fatigue life modelling of high-performing welds.
Väsymisen moniskaalamallinnus insinöörisovelluksissa: mikro- ja nanomittakaavan väsymismekanismien kokeellinen tutkimus.
01/09/2019 → 31/08/2022
Projekti: Academy of Finland: Other research funding