Abstract

In this study, to determine appropriate cyclic hardening model for simulating creep-fatigue crack growth, sensitivity of hardening model on global/local deformation behavior during creep-fatigue crack growth is studied using finite element (FE) debonding analysis method. Three hardening models derived from tensile stress-strain curve to treat large strain near crack are considered in this study: isotropic hardening model, kinematic hardening model and combined hardening model. Simulation results indicate that cyclic hardening model does not make large difference in global deformation behavior but make difference in local deformation behavior. The effect of hardening model on inelastic strain and stress near crack are discussed in detail.

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