A possible version of a model describing degradation of initial strength properties of
structural alloys affected by fatigue and creep is introduced, based on the modern viewpoint of
mechanics of damaged media (MDM).
Processes of viscoplastic deformation and damage accumulation in structural alloys are analyzed using numerical modeling. Specia attention is paid to the issues of modeling the processes of viscoplastic deformation and damage accumulation for complex deformation processes accompanied by the rotation of main stress and strain tensor areas.
New qualitative and quantitative features of the failure process are noted, which are connected with stressed-strained state history, damage degree, stress relaxation and other factors.
Keywords: modeling; mechanics of damaged media; complex deformation; fatigue life; sustained strength; failure; service life.
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