Monte Carlo simulation of creep-fatigue small cracks based on a three-dimensional model of random fracture resistance of grain boundaries

Naoya Tada, Takayuki Kitamura, Ryuichi Ohtani

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Numerical simulation was conducted on the initiation and growth of multiple small cracks under creep fatigue condition based on a three-dimensional stochastic model. It was assumed in the model that (1) (quasi) three-dimensional polycrystal grains were numerically generated on the basis of an isotropic grain growth model; (2) the fracture driving force on each grain boundary was given as a function of the grain boundary's angle to the stress axis; (3) each grain had a different fracture resistance, and (4) cracks did not initiate and grow inside the stress relaxation zone of the preexistent crack. Crack density, angle of an initiated crack, crack propagation rate, and cumulative probability of crack length were examined by the simulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)708-714
Number of pages7
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, A Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part A
Issue number524
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1990
Externally publishedYes


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  • Mechanical Engineering

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