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Study of Crack Initiation or Damage in Very High Cycle Fatigue Using Ultrasonic Fatigue Test and Microstructure Analysis
Sandvik Materials Technology, Sandviken, Sweden.
Sandvik Materials Technology, Sandviken.
2013 (English)In: Ultrasonics, ISSN 0041-624X, E-ISSN 1874-9968, Vol. 53, no 8, 1406-1411 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Fatigue damage behaviors of four metal materials in the very high cycle fatigue (VHCF) regime have been studied using ultrasonic fatigue test and microstructure analysis. The results show that the fatigue crack initiation in VHCF regime could occur at subsurface non-defect fatigue crack origin (SNDFCO), where the accumulated cyclic strains or damage in the specimens were highly localized, especially in the materials with some softer phase, where the local maximum strain can be eight times higher than the average strain value in the specimen. This high strain localization can cause a local plasticity exhaustion that leads to a stress concentration and consequently fatigue crack initiation, and finally the formation of SNDFCO. For pure single phase austenitic material, strain localization can also occur due to dislocation accumulation at or near grain boundaries, which can become fatigue crack initiation origin in the VHCF regime. The results in this study show that fatigue damage and crack initiation mechanisms in the VHCF regime can be different in different metals due to the mechanisms for local plasticity exhaustion.

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Elsevier, 2013. Vol. 53, no 8, 1406-1411 p.
Keyword [en]
veriy high cycle fatigue, local plasticity exhaustion, fatigue crack initiaion, stainless steels
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Materials Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-103007DOI: 10.1016/j.ultras.2013.05.008ISI: 000323602700004OAI: diva2:685331
Available from: 2014-01-09 Created: 2014-01-09 Last updated: 2016-05-27Bibliographically approved

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