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Fatigue & Fracture

Finite Element Analysis Overview Notch Effects in High Cycle Fatigue Multiaxial Fatigue Introduction to Fracture Mechanics
Introduction to Fatigue analysis Low cycle fatigue •Proportional Loading methods
High Cycle Fatigue method •Notch Effects •Non-Proportional Loading •Fracture mechanics
•S-N Curve Definition and Usage •Neuber Method •Solution Methods •Crack Loading Modes
• Endurance Limit •Peterson Method •Checking Methods •Stress Intensity Factor
• Data Sources •Stress Gradient Method Vibration fatigue •FEA Implementation Methods
•Mean Stress Effects •Worked example •Review of Random Vibration Analysis •Virtual Crack Closure Method
•Fatigue Correction Factors •True stress strain definitions •Apparent Frequency and RMS values •Crack growth and re-meshing
•Loading Environment •Mean Stress Effects •Stress components Fatigue in Composites
Low Cycle Fatigue methods – Loading History definition •Von Mises results – caution •Overview of Fatigue in Composites
overview •Cycle Counting Methods •Damage calculation methods •Micro-mechanical behaviour
•Strain Life •Fatigue Prediction
•True Stress and Strain More FEA implications •Practical Applications
•Cyclic Stress Strain history •Surface Stresses
FEA application of Fatigue Analysis •Stress Concentration Idealization
Workshops and homework Workshops and homework

Introduction to composite systems Homework Review Homework review Homework review Advanced failure methods

Strength and Stiffness of plies Multi ply layups – evaluation of stiffness Composite beam case study Sandwich Panels Progressive ply failure
Comparison with published data or test results A B D matrix terms and their importance in Practical composite Isotropic Equivalent method
design and analysis modeling Cohesive Zone methods
Ply angle effect Laminate method
Interlaminar shear stresses Inner or outer mold line Virtual Crack Closure
Simulation of single ply using FEA considerations Solid Element method method
FEA model simulations of varying layups
Introduction to Failure Criteria Ply drop off, draping effects Sheet and core Stability Micromechanics of
Symmetric and balanced layups Composite
Homework Homework Comparison of 2D shell and solid
Special types of Layup element solutions

Homework Bulkhead Sandwich Example

Edge Effectso Thin Shell and Solid


Plane Strain