The work continuous with the Fatigue Damage Map Method (FDMM) that attempts to unify the propagation rates with the concept of the effective plastic strain. Reference is made to the local strain characterizing the crack tip modified to include the variation of flow resistance as a function of crack length. Comparison with experimental data of multiscale crack growth rates is provided.


Crack Length Grain Size Distribution Fatigue Damage Fatigue Limit Crack Path 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. A. Rodopoulos
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Technology and Strength of Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering and AeronauticsUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece

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