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A strain-gradient, crystal plasticity model for microstructure-sensitive fretting crack initiation in ferritic-pearlitic steel for flexible marine risers
A three-dimensional, strain-gradient, crystal plasticity methodology is presented for prediction of microstructure-sensitive length-scale effects in crack initiation, under fatigue and fretting fatigue conditions, for a ...
The effect of inclusions on the high‐temperature low‐cycle fatigue performance of cast MarBN: Experimental characterisation and computational modelling
The presence of inclusions is a known source of crack initiation and component failure in cast materials. In this work, the role of inclusions is investigated via a combined program of high-temperature low-cycle fatigue ...
Influence of microstructural defects and hydrostatic pressure on water absorption in composite materials for tidal energy
(SAGE Publications, 2018-01-06)
The lifespan and economic viability of tidal energy devices are constrained, in part, by the complex degradation of the tidal turbine blade materials due to prolonged immersion in a hostile sub-sea environment. Seawater ...