MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 165, 201812th International Fatigue Congress (FATIGUE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Fatigue of Structures / Vibrations / in Service Fatigue Failures|
|Published online||25 May 2018|
Numerical fatigue life estimation of aluminium 6201-T81 wires containing geometric discontinuities.
University of Brasilia, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Brasilia CEP 70910-900, Brazil
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Previous works have shown that fretting fatigue can be modelled as a notch problem due to the mild superficial damage produced in the partial slip regime during fretting. In this context, the aim of this numerical and experimental study is to estimate the fatigue life of aluminium 6201-T81 wires, used in overhead conductors, containing geometric discontinuities. These discontinuities induce a stress field analogous to the fretting problem. To perform the fatigue life assessments the LM-Nf relationship, which is an extension of the Theory of Critical Distance (TCD), was applied. The LM-Nf relationship was calibrated using two S-N curves, one of a plain wire and other of a notched wire. The validation of the numerical approach estimations was performed using a wire containing a through hole. The estimations were fallen almost entirely among factor 3 bands when compared with the experimental results. This factor 3 represents the biggest scatter in the S-N curves used to calibrate the LM-Nf relation. The TCD approach applied, in terms of point method, provide accurate life estimations in the range 105 and 106 cycles.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.