Fatigue crack propagation under biaxial fatigue loading with single overloads

Siddhant Datta, Aditi Chattopadhyay, Nagaraja Iyyer, Nam Phan

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The crack propagation behavior and the governing crack growth micromechanisms in aluminum alloy under in-plane biaxial fatigue loading with single overloads, of different magnitudes and occurring at different fatigue crack lengths, is investigated. The microscale fracture mechanisms governing crack growth behavior under these conditions are identified through detailed fractography. Crack growth retardation behavior observed due to the occurrence of single overloads is correlated with overload magnitude, instantaneous fatigue crack length, crack-tip plasticity and fracture surface morphology. The results obtained provide insight into the relationship between macroscale crack growth behavior to microstructural mechanisms, which is essential to understanding the fatigue behavior of metallic materials under variable amplitude biaxial loading scenarios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-113
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Fatigue
StatePublished - Apr 2018


  • Biaxial fatigue
  • Crack propagation
  • Crack retardation
  • Fractography
  • Overloads

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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