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Development of Experimental Techniques and Predictive Tools to Characterise Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue Behaviour and Damage Mechanisms


Risk register and management

Risk analysis of the planned activities and a risk management plan will be delivered at M6 and updated regularly every 6 months.

Literature review of state-of-the-art on TMF life and crack propagation modelling

Report presenting findings from the technical review of the state-of-the-art of both CI and CP testing and prediction.

Report regarding the effect of heating methods on TMF CP rates

This deliverable will provide a study of the effect of heating methods on TMF crack propagation rates. It will identify any systematic difference of crack growth rates and determine underlying effects.

Present basis and plans for modelling approaches and development

The project partners will review existing modelling and simulation tools on TMF CI and CP life prediction to identify which modelling approaches have the most potential for application at the component level.

Internal Consortium Agreement

In order to set up the rules for the functioning of the consortium regarding management and exploitation of results the partners will sign a Consortium Agreement based on DESCA 2020 which is a comprehensive Model Consortium Agreement for Horizon 2020. It covers coordinator and partners' responsibilities, governance structure, access rights, etc.

Report regarding the effect of static and dynamic crack tip heating in induction field

High temperature can significantly affect the CP behaviour and therefore this deliverable will provide an assessment of static and dynamic crack tip heating in induction field. It will provide a full description of crack tip behaviour through temperature monitoring techniques.

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Towards the elaboration of the European Code of Practice for TMF crack growth

Author(s): S. Stekovic, M. Whittaker, C. Hyde, O.M.D.M Messé and S. Pattison
Published in: TMF Workshop 2016, 2016

Testing methodologies for thermo-mechanical fatigue evaluation in advanced aerospace materials

Author(s): Mark Whittaker, Jonathan Jones, Ashley Dyer and Jennie Palmer
Published in: Res. Rev. J Mat. Sci. 2017, Issue Volume 5, Issue 5, 2017, Page(s) 51, ISSN 2321-6212

Developing Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue Crack Growth Techniques

Author(s): Jonathan Jones, Mark Whittaker, Robert Lancaster, Svjetlana Stekovic, Daniel Leidermark, Daniel Child, Stephen Pattison, Christopher Hyde, James Rouse and Stephen Williams
Published in: TMS 2018 147th Annual Meeting & Exhibition Supplemental Proceedings, Issue 11-15 March 2018, 2018

Thermo-mechanical fatigue crack growth in advanced aerospace alloys

Author(s): M.T. Whittaker, J.P. Jones, R.J. Lancaster, C.J. Hyde, J. Rouse, S. Pattison, S. Stekovic
Published in: 12th International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials, Issue 16-21 September 2018, 2018

Assessment of optical based control methods for thermo-mechanical fatigue

Author(s): J. P. Jones, S. P. Brookes, M. T. Whittaker, R. J. Lancaster, A. Dyer and S. J. Williams
Published in: Proceedings of the 7th Engineering Integrity Society International Conference on Durability & Fatigue, Issue 3-5 July 2017, 2017, Page(s) 171

Enhancing the Accuracy of Advanced High Temperature Mechanical Testing through Thermography

Author(s): Jonathan Jones
Published in: Applied Sciences, Issue 8/3, 2018, Page(s) 380, ISSN 2076-3417
DOI: 10.3390/app8030380

Thermomechanical fatigue crack initiation in disc alloys using a damage approach

Author(s): Daniel Leidermark, Robert Eriksson, James P. Rouse, Christopher J. Hyde, Svjetlana Stekovic
Published in: MATEC Web of Conferences, Issue 165, 2018, Page(s) 19007, ISSN 2261-236X
DOI: 10.1051/matecconf/201816519007

Development of test facilities for thermo-mechanical fatigue testing

Author(s): J. Palmer, J. Jones, A. Dyer, R. Smith, R. Lancaster, M. Whittaker
Published in: International Journal of Fatigue, Issue 121, 2019, Page(s) 208-218, ISSN 0142-1123
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2018.12.015

The Development of Predictive TMF Material Models for Cyclic Plasticity in a Nickel-based Superalloy

Author(s): J. P. Rouse, C. J. Hyde, D. Leidermark, S. Stekovic, J. Jones, M. Whittaker, R. Lancaster, S. Pattison and B. Grant
Published in: 12th International Fatigue Congress (FATIGUE 2018), Issue 27 May - 1 June 2018, 2018


Author(s): M. T. Whittaker, J.P. Jones, S. P. Brookes, R. J. Lancaster, A. Dyer, S.J. Williams
Published in: 11th International Conference on Advanced Materials & Processing, Issue 7-8 September 2017, 2017

Thermo-mechanical fatigue crack growth in advanced aerospace alloys (Keynote lecture)

Author(s): M. Whittaker, J. Jones, R. Lancaster, S. Pattison, S. Stekovic
Published in: 12th International Fatigue Congress (FATIGUE 2018), Issue 27 May - 1 June 2018, 2018