Simulation of ductile fracture toughness test under monotonic and reverse cyclic loading

Hyun Suk Nam, Jong Min Lee, Gyo Geun Youn, Yun Jae Kim, Jin Weon Kim

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This paper presents a ductile crack growth simulation method for monotonic and reverse cyclic loading with large-scale yielding using the damage model based on the multi-axial fracture strain energy. The damage model has two parameters which can be determined from tensile and fracture toughness data under the monotonic loading condition. The determined damage model then can be used to simulate ductile crack growth subjected to reverse cyclic loading with large-scale yielding. The proposed method is validated against test data for SA508 Gr.1a and TP316 under monotonic and reverse cyclic loading with three different reverse loading ratios.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-620
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Ductile crack growth simulation
  • Finite element damage analysis
  • Multi-axial fracture strain energy
  • Very low-cycle fatigue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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