Stages of multiscale fatigue cracking as a nonlinear rotational autowave process

V. E. Panin, T. F. Elsukova, Yu F. Popkova

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The mechanism involved in fatigue crack propagation in the surface layer of a flat specimen subjected to alternating bending is studied, using a multiscale approach adopted in physical mesomechanics. The incompatibility of channeled plastic shear strains in the surface layer with accommodation elastic strains in the substrate is shown to be responsible for fatigue crack propagation as a nonlinear rotational autowave process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)112-123
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical Mesomechanics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2011



  • Channeling
  • Fatigue fracture
  • Nonlinear autowave process
  • Rotational deformation modes
  • Surface layer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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