226 Continuum Damage Mechanics in Fatigue Life Estimation

Lucival Malcher, University of Brasília
Edgar Nobuo Mamiya, University of Brasília
Charbel Farhat, Stanford University
Matthew Zahr, University of California Berkeley
The symposium proposal is to show the application of the continuum damage mechanics in fatigue life estimation under complex loading conditions. Elastoplastic models with coupled damage are considered as well as models with damage indicators in the post-processing stage. This methodology is an alternative to traditional approaches to estimating fatigue life. Contributions related with new damage evolution laws, kinematic hardening models, multiaxial fatigue, fretting fatigue, multiscale models, parameter identification techniques, finite element method, among others, are well accepted.