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Multiaxial fatigue behaviour of a short-fibre reinforced polyamide - Experiments and calculations

Mehrachsiges Ermüdungsverhalten eines kurzglasfaserverstärkten Polyamids - Experimente und Berechungen
: Moosbrugger, E.; Demonte, M.; Jaschek, K.; Fleckenstein, J.; Büter, A.


Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik 42 (2011), No.10, pp.950-957
ISSN: 0933-5137
Journal Article
Fraunhofer LBF ()
multiaxial simulation; failure criterion; Versagenskriterium; Lebensdauerabschätzung; fatigue life estimation

This paper deals with the fatigue behaviour of a short fibre reinforced thermoplastic under multi-axial cyclic stress. Based on experimental results on notched and plain specimens, limits of existing methods for the fatigue life estimation in the design process of components exposed to complex multi-axial loads were investigated. During the manufacturing process of short fibre reinforced thermoplastic components, a moderately anisotropic behaviour in stiffness and strength arises. Because of the material's anisotropy, classical failure hypotheses for the assessment of multiaxial load cases do not apply. In this study, a fatigue failure hypothesis was implemented that assesses the stress components in accordance with the correlating fatigue strengths in the material coordinate system, considering potential interaction between the stress components. Striving for a verified multi-usable fatigue life assessment method, multiaxial load cases were examined experimentally. The experimental results on unnotched and notched specimens and the fatigue life estimation on the basis of the Tsai-Wu-failure hypothesis will be presented.