Generation and mechanical analysis of repeatable random rough surfaces

Hector E. Medina, Brian Hinderliter

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Abstract

Natural weathering and wear of structural materials in service nearly always generate surface roughness, and follow the Central Limit Theorem prediction for surface topology. This study couples experimental and statistical theory, to extend knowledge of life of materials from initial service surface conditions through surface damage accumulation. Statistical moments and other parameters were correlated with fracture locations probability (H/N), versus auto correlation length, and depth. As the surface grows to a full Gaussian, H/N increases its dependence on profile's average and RMS roughness, and derived parameters. This dependence shows an asymptotic limit behavior that approaches agreeably Griffith's crack criterion, though with multiple fracture locations. Importantly, a Transitional Region was observed, below which the probable location of fracture is uncorrelated to the parameters studied. This is because introduced roughness is insufficient to compete with impurities, internal and external manufacturing flaws, and scratches, due to handling and machining, on the samples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 20th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering and the ASME 2012 Power Conference, ICONE 2012-POWER 2012
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages497-506
Number of pages10
Edition1
ISBN (Print)9780791844991
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Event2012 20th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering and the ASME 2012 Power Conference, ICONE 2012-POWER 2012 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 30 2012Aug 3 2012

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Nuclear Engineering, Proceedings, ICONE
Number1
Volume5

Other

Other2012 20th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering and the ASME 2012 Power Conference, ICONE 2012-POWER 2012
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Period7/30/128/3/12

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