Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica

, Volume 28, Issue 5, pp 510–520 | Cite as

A New Damage Mechanics Based Approach to Fatigue Life Prediction and its Engineering Application

  • Fei Shen
  • Weiping Hu
  • Qingchun Meng
  • Miao Zhang


An approach based on continuum damage mechanics to fatigue life prediction for structures is proposed. A new fatigue damage evolution equation is developed, in which the parameters are obtained in a simple way with reference to the experimental results of fatigue tests on standard specimens. With the utilization of APDL language on the ANSYS platform, a finite element implementation is presented to perform coupling operation on damage evolution of material and stress redistribution. The fatigue lives of some notched specimens and a Pitch-change-link are predicted by using the above approach. The calculated results are validated with experimental data.

Key Words

fatigue damage model damage mechanics fatigue life finite element method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fei Shen
    • 1
  • Weiping Hu
    • 1
  • Qingchun Meng
    • 1
  • Miao Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Solid Mechanics, School of Aeronautics Science and EngineeringBeihang UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Manned Space System, EngineeringChina Academy of Space TechnologyBeijingChina

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