Modelling of Fatigue Crack Propagation in Part-Through Cracked Pipes Using Gamma Function

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Pawan Kumar, Vaneshwar Kumar Sahu, P.K. Ray & B.B. Verma (2016). Modelling of Fatigue Crack Propagation in Part-Through Cracked Pipes Using Gamma Function. Mechanics, Materials Science & Engineering Vol.6, pp. 77-85, doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.16973.03043

Authors: Pawan Kumar, Vaneshwar Kumar Sahu, P.K. Ray, B.B. Verma

ABSTRACT. In the present investigation a gamma model has been formulated to estimate the fatigue crack growth in part-through cracked pipe specimens. The main feature of the model is that the gamma function is correlated with various physical variables like crack driving parameters and materials properties in non-dimensional form so that the proposed model can be used for different loading conditions. The validation of model has been done with experimental data in order to compare its accuracy in predicting fatigue crack growth.

Keywords: fatigue crack propagation, part-through cracked pipes, gamma model

DOI 10.13140/RG.2.2.16973.03043

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