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Fatigue life prediction of rubber-like materials under multiaxial loading using a continuum damage mechanics approach: effects of two-blocks loading and R ratio

type de publication      article dans une revue internationale avec comité de lecture
date de publication 2012
auteur(s) Ayoub Georges; Naït Abdelaziz Moussa; Zaïri Fahmi; Gloaguen Jean-Michel; Charrier Pierre
journal (abréviation) Mechanics of Materials (Mech. Mater.)
volume (numéro) 52
pages 87 – 102
résumé This contribution presents a continuum damage mechanics model for the high-cycle fatigue life prediction of rubber-like materials. The proposed model is an extension of that proposed by Wang et al. (Wang, B., Lu, H., Kim, G.H., 2002. A damage model for the fatigue life of elastomeric materials. Mech. Mater. 34, 475-483) for multiaxial loadings. The damage strain energy release rate is first derived from a generalized Ogden strain energy density and then from the cracking energy density. A new multiaxial fatigue predictor is proposed and presented in its most general form with the aim of being applicable to all hyperelastic materials. The effects of variable amplitude and mean stretch are explicitly accounted for in the damage evolution law. The fatigue damage behavior of a carbon-filled styrene-butadiene rubber is experimentally investigated under tension, torsion and combined tension-torsion loadings both in constant and variable amplitudes, including the effects of different R ratios (i.e. different minimum and maximum stretches). The proposed model, which requires few damage parameters to be identified, is used to predict the number of cycles to failure and, a satisfactory agreement between predicted values and experimental data is clearly highlighted for the different loading paths.
mots clés rubber-like materials; multiaxial fatigue life; variable amplitude; R ratio; continuum damage mechanics; cracking energy density.
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