Project

Numerical modelling techniques for fretting fatigue crack initiation and propagation

Duration
01 February 2010 → 16 July 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
Keywords
finite element analysis continuum mechanics fracture mechanics fretting fatigue
 
Project description

Fretting fatigue is a phenomenon, in which two contact surfaces undergo a small relative oscillatory motion due to cyclic loading. The aim of this project is to develop numerical modelling techniques for analysing fretting fatigue crack initiation and propagation phases, which are very desirable in order to detect the crack initiation phase, the onset of crack growth and the crack growth rate.