3D Analysis of a Fatigue Crack in Cast Iron Using Digital Volume Correlation of X-ray Tomographic Images

  • Joël LachambreEmail author
  • Arnaud Weck
  • Julien Réthoré
  • Jean-Yves Buffière
  • Jérôme Adrien
Conference paper
Part of the Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series book series (CPSEMS)


Three-dimensional (3D) images of a thumbnail corner fatigue crack are obtained in a sample of nodular graphite cast iron using laboratory X-ray computed tomography. The crack is initiated in situ from an artificial defect created by laser machining, its development is followed in situ and Digital Volume Correlation (DVC) analysis of the 3D images gives access to the 3D displacement field at the tip of the crack (mainly mode I opening).


X-ray tomography Digital volume correlation 3D fatigue crack In situ 



This work was funded by the French ANR program (grant ANR-09-BLAN-0009-01 - RUPXCUBE Project).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joël Lachambre
    • 1
    Email author
  • Arnaud Weck
    • 2
  • Julien Réthoré
    • 3
  • Jean-Yves Buffière
    • 1
  • Jérôme Adrien
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire Materiaux, Ingenierie et Sciences (MATEIS)INSA-Lyon/CNRS-UMR 5510VilleurbanneFrance
  2. 2.University of OttawaOttawaCanada
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Mecanique des Contacts et des Structures (LaMCoS)INSA-Lyon/CNRS-UMR 5259VilleurbanneFrance

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