Load Non-Proportionality in the Computational Models

  • Dariusz SkibickiEmail author
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Chapter presents various models for calculating multiaxial fatigue. Unlike many other similar comparisons, this analysis describes damage models from the point of view of the way the non-proportionality loading was taken into account. Many authors, while analysing these models, limit themselves to stating whether a given model can be applied in non-proportional loading conditions. A presumed quantitative analysis of the calculation results compares models of the same class. The authors do not analyse their proposals in relation to the solutions from other areas of fatigue or related fields such as plasticity theory. A comparison of calculation models that take into account the influence of non-proportionality depending on the type of the model as well as what stage of the calculation process this model pertains allows different approaches to be thoroughly revealed. Articles in periodicals do not provide space for a broad cross-sectional comparative analysis of different models. In order to reveal the differences, the introduction to  Chap. 4 presents a division of models into classes. This division should facilitate the comparison and an evaluation of calculation methods.


Damage models Degree of the non-proportionality Load path Load non-proportionality measure 


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