## 抄録

An empirical formula for the stress concentration factor is developed for an unequal-sized cavity pair in an arbitrary orientation. Three-dimensional finite element linear elastic analyses are performed to evaluate the stress concentration factors for different sizes, orientations, and separations of cavities. A suitable mathematical function is chosen to fit the numerical results of the finite element analyses. An application is given for evaluating the maximum stress concentration factor, which governs fatigue crack initiation in aluminum die cast test pieces from an engine block. From the X-ray CT image, the location and geometry of the gas pores are evaluated so as to develop the proposed empirical formula for this actual multi-pore system simplified to a dual spherical pore system. A proof of the formula is shown by comparison with voxel finite element analysis. The proposed empirical formula can be satisfactorily used as a scientific guideline for selecting a casting method for car engine blocks from a fatigue crack initiation perspective.

本文言語 | English |
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ページ（範囲） | 5707-5723 |

ページ数 | 17 |

ジャーナル | Applied Mathematical Modelling |

巻 | 39 |

号 | 18 |

DOI | |

出版ステータス | Published - 2015 9月 15 |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- モデリングとシミュレーション
- 応用数学