The topic of this thesis is the construction of a formula to approximate stress-strain responses at notches under thermomechanical fatigue (TMF) loading. The understanding of material behavior of the V-notched component which experiences TMF is important to the mechanical industries where V-notched structures are often utilized. In such applications, it is crucial that the designers be able to predict the material behavior; therefore, the purpose of this research is to examine and to model the precise effects a stress concentration will have on a specimen made of a generic Ni-base superalloy. The effects of non-isothermal loading will be studied, and it is the goal of this research to formulate an extension of Neuber's rule appropriate for TMF which is to approximate the temperature range with a single value, T'. One strategy to extend Neuber's rule, which relies on Finite Element Modeling (FEM), Bilinear Kinetic Hardening Model (BKIN), and test data, will be used to predict the stress-strain behavior at the notch of a thin plate subjected to axial loading. In addition, the CHABOCHE model will be utilized in the FEA to have the highest fidelity to material response at high temperatures. Parametric study of the FEA simulations will be employed to determine the correlation between the Neuber hyperbola, temperature range, stress concentration, the nominal stress, and the temperature cycling. Using the Neuber hyperbola and simplified constitutive model (i.e., bilinear kinematic strain hardening), the stress-strain solutions of the specimen will be calculated and compared to analytical results.
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Gordon, Ali P.
Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (B.S.A.E.)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering and Computer Science;Engineering and Computer Science -- Dissertations, Academic
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Nguyen, Trung, "Application of non-local approaches for predicting the response of v-notch under thermomechanical fatigue loading" (2013). HIM 1990-2015. 1444.