Fatigue Crack Assessment by the FEA-Assisted Simulation of Damage Accumulation

  • Sergei V. Petinov
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 251)


This chapter is addressed to application for fatigue assessment of structures of an approach which incorporates the models of fatigue crack initiation and growth up to onset of a critical condition of affected structural component. The approach is based on the use of appropriate criterion for fatigue (strain-life), of linear damage accumulation procedure, and is supported by the respective finite element modeling of the affected area of a component. Application of the approach is illustrated in examples of fatigue analysis of various structural details where crack initiation and propagation are displayed. In particular, it is shown that fatigue damage of a pipeline may be evaluated up to formation of the through crack in the shell. Also, it is shown that the damage accumulation procedure can be combined with the stress intensity-based model of crack extensions allowing to model the fatigue process as a continuous one.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergei V. Petinov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Hydraulics and StrengthInstitute of Civil Engineering, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Institute for Problems in Mechanical Engineering, Russian Academy of Sciences (IPME RAS)St. PetersburgRussia

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