A hysteretic cohesive-law model of fatigue-crack nucleation
We assess the ability of a hysteretic cohesive-law model to predict the number of cycles to fatigue-crack initiation. Comparisons with experimental data for a 2048-T851 aluminum alloy, 300 M steel and AISI 4340 steel suggest that the approach captures salient aspects of the observed behavior.
© 2005 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. on behalf of Acta Materialia Inc. Received 26 January 2005, Revised 15 July 2005, Accepted 15 July 2005, Available online 8 August 2005.