How literature reviews influence the selection of fatigue analysis framework

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Prediction models for fatigue in engineering applications are developed within a fatigue analysis framework, deliberately selected in some cases, but mostly chosen without substantiation. The proposition of this paper is that selecting the most appropriate framework can only be done with the knowledge and a complete overview of existing frameworks and their systematic categorization. In particular for composite materials, where due to coexistence of different mechanisms and their complex interaction under fatigue loading, only a unified approach can characterize the complete fatigue phenomenon. To that aid, this paper provides a complete overview of existing fatigue analysis frameworks for various materials along with such systematic categorization. Each analysis framework is based on a specific methodology that evolved over time. Hence, this overview is provided following the time stamp evolution of each methodology within different analysis frameworks. With such an overview, one can conclude that for fatigue analysis of composite materials, the theory of the thermodynamics of the irreversible processes and continuum damage mechanics framework provides the required unified approach. Additionally, this paper demonstrates that many material classes, like metals and composites, can be analysed using a common framework. This common framework has similarity up to a certain level, and at the detailed level, it differs by addressing the difference in material class-specific mechanisms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th European Conference on Composite Materials: Composites Meet Sustainability
Subtitle of host publicationVol 5 – Applications and Structures
EditorsAnastasios P. Vassilopoulos , Véronique Michaud
Place of PublicationLausanne
PublisherEPFL Lausanne, Composite Construction Laboratory
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-9701614-0-0
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event20th European Conference on Composite Materials: Composites Meet Sustainability - Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 26 Jun 202230 Jun 2022
Conference number: 20


Conference20th European Conference on Composite Materials
Abbreviated titleECCM20


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