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Microscopic and Nanoscopic Study on Subsurface Damage and Fatigue Crack Initiation During Very High Cycle Fatigue
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering. R&D Center, Sandvik Materials Technology, Sandviken, Sweden.
R&D Center, Sandvik Materials Technology, Sandviken, Sweden.
R&D Center, Sandvik Materials Technology, Sandviken, Sweden.
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Fatigue, ISSN 0142-1123, E-ISSN 1879-3452, Vol. 83, no 2, 288-292 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

“Fish eye” is a typical phenomenon of fatigue crack initiation at a subsurface defect such as inclusion during very high cycle fatigue. The formation of a fine grained area and micro-debonding is believed to cause fatigue crack initiation. This paper provides a basic study on the formation of the fine grained area in a martensitic stainless steel during very high cycle fatigue using scanning electron microscopy, SEM, focused ion beam technique, FIB, electron backscatter diffraction, EBSD, and electron channeling contrast imaging, ECCI. The results show that the formation of a fine grained zone is a local behavior. The fine grained zone is very near the fatigue crack initiation origin. In the transversal direction (cross section), the depth of the fine grained zone is only few micrometers. In the longitudinal direction (crack propagation direction), the depth of the fine grain zone is about one micrometer. ECCI analysis shows that in the fine grained area with high retained strain, high plastic deformation can be found. Dislocation slip bands can be observed. They interact with grain boundaries and cause the formation of damage due to impingement cracking. The results indicate that occurrence of plastic deformation in metallic material during very high cycle fatigue is very localized, mainly near the front of the crack tip or a defect.

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2016. Vol. 83, no 2, 288-292 p.
Keyword [en]
fine grain area, FGA, very high cycle fatigue, dislocation, cyclic deformation
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Other Materials Engineering Applied Mechanics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123645DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2015.10.024ISI: 000367111300020OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-123645DiVA: diva2:890643
Available from: 2016-01-04 Created: 2016-01-04 Last updated: 2016-01-25

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