MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 165, 201812th International Fatigue Congress (FATIGUE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Fatigue of Composites|
|Published online||25 May 2018|
A two-parameter analysis of surface fatigue crack growth behavior of fine-grained WC-Co cemented carbide at different stress ratios
Department of Machinery and Engineering Group, YKK Corporation, Kurobe, Toyama, 938-8601, Japan
2 National Institute of Technology, Toyama College, Hongo, Toyama, 939-8630, Japan
3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Toyama, Gofuku, Toyama, 930-8555, Japan
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
In this study, the fatigue crack growth (FCG) characteristics of the short surface crack was studied at various stress ratios, R, using the fine grained cemented carbide. The FCG law for the material was studied using two parameters, the maximum stress intensity factor Kmax and the stress intensity factor range ΔK. It was found that the relationship between the rate of FCG, da/dN and ΔK depends on the R value. In the da/dN vs. Kmax relation, at the region of high crack growth rate, the FCG rate was nearly constant by the value of Kmax without depending on R. However, in the low FCG rate region, the FCG rate tended to accelerate as R became lower. Therefore, it was difficult to specify da/dN as a single value at different R ratios using either ΔK or Kmax from the low speed region to the high-speed region. For that reason, the FCG behaviour of the material was studied based on the crack growth law, da/dN = AKmaxmΔKn. The values of m and n were obtained as 6.6 and 1.4, respectively. Therefore, it was found that the FCG rate of the cemented carbide was strongly dependent on Kmax rather than ΔK, like the FCG characteristics of ceramics.
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