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Fatigue crack growth law for ferroelectrics under cyclic electrical and combined electromechanical loading

Westram, Ilona and Ricoeur, Andreas and Emrich, Andreas K. and Rödel, Jürgen and Kuna, Meinhard (2007):
Fatigue crack growth law for ferroelectrics under cyclic electrical and combined electromechanical loading.
In: Journal of the European Ceramic Society, pp. 2485-2494, 27, (6), ISSN 09552219, [Online-Edition: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2006.09.010],
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Abstract

New data sets of crack propagation in lead-zirconate-titanate DCB specimens under cyclic electric loading combined with a constant mechanical load have been obtained. Both an increasing mechanical load as well as an increasing field amplitude resulted in an enhanced crack propagation rate. The experiment was modelled with a Finite Element Analysis that used special crack tip elements and assumed a finite permeability of the crack. The calculations revealed a dielectric crack closure effect, explaining the experimentally observed threshold of fatigue crack growth for the electric load. Fracture quantities suitable for cyclic loading by electric fields above the coercive field were discussed and a Mode-IV intensity factor considered as appropriate. The resulting correlations were applied to the experimental results and a power law relationship for the crack growth rate versus the range of the Mode-IV intensity factor was found.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2007
Creators: Westram, Ilona and Ricoeur, Andreas and Emrich, Andreas K. and Rödel, Jürgen and Kuna, Meinhard
Title: Fatigue crack growth law for ferroelectrics under cyclic electrical and combined electromechanical loading
Language: English
Abstract:

New data sets of crack propagation in lead-zirconate-titanate DCB specimens under cyclic electric loading combined with a constant mechanical load have been obtained. Both an increasing mechanical load as well as an increasing field amplitude resulted in an enhanced crack propagation rate. The experiment was modelled with a Finite Element Analysis that used special crack tip elements and assumed a finite permeability of the crack. The calculations revealed a dielectric crack closure effect, explaining the experimentally observed threshold of fatigue crack growth for the electric load. Fracture quantities suitable for cyclic loading by electric fields above the coercive field were discussed and a Mode-IV intensity factor considered as appropriate. The resulting correlations were applied to the experimental results and a power law relationship for the crack growth rate versus the range of the Mode-IV intensity factor was found.

Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the European Ceramic Society
Volume: 27
Number: 6
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cracking; PZT; Mechanical properties; Piezoelectric properties; Fatigue
Divisions: 11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Material Science > Nonmetallic-Inorganic Materials
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Material Science
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences
Date Deposited: 18 May 2011 15:19
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2006.09.010
Identification Number: doi:10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2006.09.010
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