Failure Performance Modeling of Cyclically Loaded Plates With Edge Stress Raisers

Slobodanka Boljanović

Understanding the surface stress raiser mechanism is of tremendous importance for aerospace and automotive industrial applications at various temporal scales. The present chapter, consequently, discusses the fatigue degradation due to quarter-elliptical corner crack through a novel computational framework. This is sustained by a research on damage tolerance-based residual life coupled with mode intensities and by recommendations on the strategy to define a safety margin design.