Horstemeyer, Mark F.
Jordon, J. Brian
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
College of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
In this work, fatigue experiments and observations are used to experimentally and computationally quantify fatigue structure-property relationships and then capture these effects through a microstructure-based MultiStage Fatigue (MSF) model for a thermoplastic Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene copolymer. Completely reversed fatigue experiments were conducted over a range of strain amplitudes at two frequencies (1 Hz and 10 Hz). Scanning electron microscopy of fatigue fracture surfaces was used to quantify the microstructural notch root or initiating particle size for structure-property relations. Results were then processed in an MSF model sensitive to microstructural effects to capture the fatigue lifetimes for the thermoplastic ABS copolymer.
Fountain, Jason Elvin, "Microstructure-Based Multistage Fatigue Characterization And Modeling Of An Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Copolymer" (2010). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 3099.