MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 165, 201812th International Fatigue Congress (FATIGUE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||High Cycle Fatigue, Fatigue at Notches|
|Published online||25 May 2018|
Influence of inclusion type and size on the fatigue strength of high strength steels
Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering IWT, Badgasteiner Str. 3, 28359 Bremen, Germany
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In this investigation the influence of the inclusion type and size on the fatigue strength of different steels is analysed. As database case hardened, quenched and tempered as well as bearing steels in different heat treatment conditions, which have been investigated in several research projects over the last two decades, are used. Based on the approach of Murakami the local stress intensity at inclusions was determined to evaluate the influence of fracture causing inclusions on the fatigue strength. Different fatigue criteria have been used to calculate the local equivalent stress amplitudes considering residual stresses in the specimens, mean stresses during loading and multiaxial stresses in notched specimens. Since many run out specimens were subsequently fatigued at a higher stress amplitude, the critical inclusion type and size which have survived the initial stress amplitude could be determined. As a result the local stress intensity at inclusions which leads to no fatigue failure could be calculated as well. With the knowledge of the stress intensity factor range of the fractured and run out specimens a threshold stress intensity factor range could be derived for the different steels and inclusion sizes.
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