Search for dissertations about: "material crack driving force"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 15 swedish dissertations containing the words material crack driving force.

  1. 1. Modelling of large deformation crack propagation based on the extended finite element method

    Author : Martin Fagerström; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; crack propagation; strong discontinuities; material crack driving force; FEM; cohesive zone;

    Abstract : This thesis is concerned with the finite element modelling of large deformation crack propagation, based on the extended finite element methodology. The benefit from this approach is the possibility of locally enriching the finite element space, i.e. to add a priori knowledge about the local behaviour of the solution in order to improve accuracy. READ MORE

  2. 2. On the Fracture of Thin Laminates

    Author : Sharon Kao-Walter; Malmö högskola; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; Laminate; interface; crack; adhesion; crack tip driving force;

    Abstract : This thesis concerns mechanical and fracture properties of a thin aluminium foil and polymer laminate that is widely used as packaging material. The possibility of controlling the path of the growing crack propagation by adjustment of the adhesion level and the property of the polymer layer is investigated. READ MORE

  3. 3. Numerical simulation of crack growth and wear in rails

    Author : Jim Brouzoulis; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : crack propagation; material forces; Rolling Contact Fatigue; wear; railway mechanics;

    Abstract : Wear and rolling contact fatigue (RCF) of rails are huge problems for the railway industry with increased world-wide occurrence during the last decades. It is, therefore, of high interest to develop tools for the prediction of wear and RCF which can be used to estimate rail life. READ MORE

  4. 4. On the modeling of anisotropy in pearlitic steel subjected to rolling contact fatigue

    Author : NASIM LARIJANI; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Rolling Contact Fatigue; crack propagation; Anisotropy; plasticity; pearlitic steel; material forces;

    Abstract : One of the main sources of damage caused by Rolling Contact Fatigue (RCF) inrailway components is the large plastic deformations that accumulate in the surface layerof these components. Large plastic deformations in components made of pearlitic steelinduce anisotropy in the mechanical properties of the material. READ MORE

  5. 5. Elastic-Plastic Fracture Mechanics and RCF in Rails

    Author : Johan Tillberg; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : RCF; elastic-plastic fracture mechanics; Material-forces; Multiple crack interaction;

    Abstract : This thesis concerns issues regarding the modeling and numerical simulation of singularcracks and their propagation in the context of Rolling Contact Fatigue (RCF) in rails.Typically, such cracks are associated with squats and head-checks in the rail head. READ MORE