Multiaxial creep–fatigue under anisothermal conditions
Because creep–fatigue is mainly studied in uniaxial tension, it is shown here how to proceed to perform both experiments and calculations under multiaxial loading and when the temperature varies both in time and space. The constitutive equations used are those of elasto-visco-plasticity coupled or not, to damage, with isotropic and kinematic hardening. It is shown that the unified damage law first proposed for ductile failure and then for fatigue may also be applied to multiaxial creep–fatigue interactions with a new expression for the damage threshold. The procedure for the identification of material parameters is described in detail. Finally, it is shown that the uncoupled calculation procedure, where damage is calculated as a post-processing of an elasto-visco-plastic computation, gives satisfactory results in comparison to the fully coupled analysis; the latter being more accurate but very expensive in computer time.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2000-03-01