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Ruobing Bai's picture

Fatigue Fracture of Self-Recovery Hydrogels

Dear Colleagues,

Here is our recent paper “Fatigue Fracture of Self-Recovery Hydrogels”. To the hydrogel community, this paper distinguishes the fatigue fracture and the self-recovery of a hydrogel. To the mechanics community, we show that, for the first time in hydrogels, the fatigue threshold depends only on the covalent network, but not on the noncovalent interactions that provide dissipation.

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Certification for Damage Tolerance

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I wonder if anyone in Imechanica follows or deals with Damage Tolerance of Aircraft Structures.  Not having to deal with everyday certification nor having direct experience, I know only what is reported in academic books, but I am confused about what is the standard in industry and certification, assuming there is one!

 

SUMMARIES OF AIRCRAFT LIFING CONCEPTS

 

Safe-Life design

Frequency effect on fatigue life of metal-composite

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Hi 

I have few questions:

1- why most the experimental fatigue studies on metal or metal-composites in the literature were adopted a frequency less than 35Hz (the majority of these test have conducted using 20Hz).

I ran into some articles mentioned that the frequency (0-100Hz) has a marginal effect on the fatigue life of metal. is that the only answer

 

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WCFA workshop on Design and Fatigue of Weldments

This is the second announcement about the upcoming Workshop on Computational Fatigue Analysis 2017, this year dedicated to Design and Fatigue of Weldments (WCFA2017-DFW - http://www.pragtic.com/DFW.php). The workshop is held in Prague, Czech Republic in November 13-16, 2017. The key lecturer, who guides the audience through various issues of the fatigue analysis in welds, is Dr Zuheir Barsoum from KTH - Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.

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WCFA workshop on Design and Fatigue of Weldments

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This is the second announcement about the upcoming Workshop on Computational Fatigue Analysis 2017, this year dedicated to Design and Fatigue of Weldments (WCFA2017-DFW - http://www.pragtic.com/DFW.php). The workshop is held in Prague, Czech Republic in November 13-16, 2017. The key lecturer, who guides the audience through various issues of the fatigue analysis in welds, is Dr Zuheir Barsoum from KTH - Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.

Ruobing Bai's picture

Fatigue fracture of tough hydrogels

Dear colleagues,

Attached please find our new paper "Fatigue fracture of tough hydrogels" published on Extreme Mechanics Letters.

 

Fatigue fracture of tough hydrogels

Ruobing Bai, Quansan Yang, Jingda Tang, Xavier P. Morelle, Joost Vlassak, Zhigang Suo

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Scientists report solving one of the oldest problems in mechanics

Being able to accurately predict the life span of physical bodies, both living and non-living, has been one of humankind’s eternal endeavors.  Over the last 150 years, many attempts were made to unify the field of Newtonian mechanics  and thermodynamics,  in order to create a generalized and consistent theory of evolution of life-span.

 

Mike Ciavarella's picture

Susmel-Papuga sharp controversy about multiaxial fatigue criteria

I recently came across this sharp controversy between Papuga and Susmel on multiaxial fatigue criteria.  Papuga accuses Susmel of "picking up" data that he likes from the literature, disregarding other data... And of having some constants in the criteria that are set a posteriori as fitting parameters.   Do you know how this ended up?  Anyone else partecipated to the debate? 

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In Memoriam: Dr Louis Cloutier (1936-2017)

My friend and former colleague, Dr. Louis Cloutier, passed away on February 26. A long time Hydro-Quebec engineer, among other achievements, he will be remembered for his major contribution to the solution of electric power transmission mechanical problems, most notably to Aeolian vibration control, and related conductor fatigue.

Mike Ciavarella's picture

A simple finding on variable amplitude (Gassner) fatigue SN curves obtained using Miner’s rule for unnotched or notched specimen

We provide a very simple result for a problem which has been often neglected (variable amplitude loading) in academia, but which is of paramount importance in real engineering situations, where fatigue is almost never "constant amplitude".

We found few cases where we could check this extremely simple result, but it worked very well.  We would welcome further verifications.

The paper is in press here.

1 PhD and 2 Postdoc positions in composites and 3D printed materials @ Ghent University (Belgium)

One PhD (4 years) and two Postdoc (3 years) vacancies are available in the composites research group at Ghent University in Belgium. The different open positions deal with nondestructive testing methods for composites inspection (vibration/thermography) and fatigue of 3D printed metals. More information can be found on http://www.composites.ugent.be/PhD_job_vacancies_PhD_job_positions_compo....

Which theory Abaqus' Contour Integral for the determination of SIFs is based on?

I am actually using Abaqus' Contour Integral for the determination of stress intensity factors. But I do not know, which theory it is based on. Is it the same like the path-independent determination of J integral? Or is there a difference?

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Fatigue crack propagation

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Hi, I'm trying to perform a supposedly-simple experiment on fatigue crack propagation of UHMWPE. I use a compact-tension specimen on a servopulser hidraulic testing machine. I will try to do the experiment on a fix Pmax with a varied force ratio (R) from 0.1 to 0.5. I'm having trouble in deciding the maximum force Pmax. How does one decide the amount of force applied for FCP testing? Calculation steps and so on.

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WCFA2016-VFA – Workshop on Vibration Fatigue Analysis

Dear iMechanicians,

I would like to inform you about the workshop WCFA2016-VFA, which is this year organized with the focus set on Vibration Fatigue Analysis. The workshop will be held at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic from November 8 to November 10, 2016. The introductory lessons in the first day will be presented by Prof Darrell Socie, Prof Milan Ruzicka and Dr Jan Papuga, while the main topic - Vibration Fatigue Analysis - will follow in next two days and will be covered by Dr Neil Bishop.

Nine papers about fatigue modelling of short fiber composite

Recently, we have published a series of nine papers about modelling fatigue and damage in short fiber composites.  Together, they provide a complete description of modelling of such materials including wavy fiber composites; starting from appropriate homogenization method to component level fatigue simulation. Discussion and feedback on the papers is welcome.

Call for Papers // Fatigue Durability India 2016 // Publishing Partner Springer

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FatigueDurability India 2016 invites technical papers from all Academicians/ individuals/companies associated with engineering design, analysis, testing, instrumentation, research on Fatigue Durability & Fracture Mechanics or related technologies .

The Authors are encouraged to submit paper on the following themes, but not limited to

Call for Papers // Fatigue Durability India 2016 // Publishing Partner Springer

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FatigueDurability India 2016 invites technical papers from all Academicians/ individuals/companies associated with engineering design, analysis, testing, instrumentation, research on Fatigue Durability & Fracture Mechanics or related technologies .

The Authors are encouraged to submit paper on the following themes, but not limited to

PhD/RA position in Nonlinear Dynamics Laboratory @ the University of Rhode Island

The nonlinear dynamics laboratory at the University of Rhode Island has an open position for a PhD student supported through research assistantship (including tuition remittance) starting Summer or Fall 2016. This position is supported by NSF grant. This research has a multidisciplinary nature incorporating material science, dynamical systems modeling, fatigue testing, and nonlinear time series analysis.

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