Probabilistic damage tolerance analysis considering shot peening effect

Yibing Xiang, Yongming Liu

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Peening process is a widely used method to improve fatigue strength of metals. It has been shown that the increased fatigue performance is mainly due to compressive residual stress near specimen surface during peening processes. However, the damage tolerance analysis directly using the residual stress profile after manufacturing will have a very non-conservative prediction results. A detailed mechanism model is proposed to capture the physics of fatigue damage accumulation of shot peened specimens. The proposed methodology is based on the Equivalent Initial Flaw Size (EIFS) concept and the asymptotic stress intensity factor solution of notched specimen. Two detrimental effects of the fatigue behavior of shot peened specimens are included into the proposed methodology. One is the residual stress relaxation and the other is the increased surface roughness. Time varying residual stress and the surface notch depth (roughness) are included in the EIFS life prediction methodology for damage tolerance analysis. A simplified probabilistic damage tolerance analysis model is proposed. The developed probabilistic damage tolerance analysis methodology is compared with various experimental data under different shot peening conditions and very good agreement is observed between model predictions and experimental data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication17th AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conf., 11th AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Conf., 10th AIAA Gossamer Spacecraft Forum, 5th AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Specialist Conf., MDO
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781563479731
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
ISSN (Print)0273-4508

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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