FEM Analysis of Fatigue Crack Growth in Low Carbon Steel Using Single Edge Notched Tension Specimen

Y. O. Busari*, Y. H.P. Manurung, Y. L. Shuaib-Babata, M. Leitner, E. Celik

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Continuing improvement in the field of virtual crack closure technique of metals provides the opportunity for reliable probabilistic fatigue crack growth. The paper presents an analysis of mode I fatigue crack growth in low carbon steel. Experiment was carried out with Single Edge Notched Tension (SENT) specimens to determine its fatigue crack growth parameters on the specimens under constant amplitude loading. Linear elastic fracture mechanic crack path was modelled with the finite element method according to its experimental observation using the virtual crack closure technique (VCCT) in MSC Marc/Mentat. The simulation predicts the fatigue crack growth rate in high cycle fatigue. The simulated fatigue crack growth rate (FCGR) produced using SENT model represents good similar feature with the experimental process at stress ratio R = 0 Based on the remeshing model, it is also found that the results of crack growth rate and cycle count show good agreement within acceptable discrepancy compared to the experiment from Paris law diagram.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Trends in Manufacturing and Materials Towards Industry 4.0 - Selected Articles from iM3F 2020, Malaysia
EditorsMuhammed Nafis Osman Zahid, Amiril Sahab Abdul Sani, Mohamad Rusydi Mohamad Yasin, Zulhelmi Ismail, Nurul Akmal Che Lah, Faiz Mohd Turan
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9789811595042
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2020 Innovative Manufacturing, Mechatronics and Materials Forum: iM3F 2020 - Virtuell, Malaysia
Duration: 6 Aug 20206 Aug 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364


Conference2020 Innovative Manufacturing, Mechatronics and Materials Forum
Abbreviated titleiM3F 2020


  • Crack propagation
  • Finite element method
  • LEFM
  • SENT
  • VCCT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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