MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 165, 201812th International Fatigue Congress (FATIGUE 2018)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||High Cycle Fatigue, Fatigue at Notches|
|Published online||25 May 2018|
Development of a generalized Kitagawa diagram for cast G21Mn5 steel
Christian Doppler Laboratory for Manufacturing Process based Component Design, Montanuniversität Leoben, Chair of Mechanical Engineering, Leoben, Austria
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An accurate assessment of cast steel components including cast imperfections minimizes production rejects and moreover facilitates lightweight design. In order to improve the fatigue assessment of cast steel structures exhibiting macroscopic imperfections, a generalized Kitagawa diagram based on the linear elastic fracture mechanical theory is presented. Therefore, single-edge-notch-bending crack propagation tests as well as extensive fatigue tests utilizing un-notched base material specimens are conducted. Both the stress intensity factor threshold range and the plain material fatigue limit act as basis to set-up the generalized Kitagawa diagram. In addition, fatigue tests under rotating bending as well as axial loading using round V-notched specimens with varying opening angles are additionally conducted for validation. It was observed that the notch-stress-intensity-factor (NSIF) calculation based on El-Haddad’s material length leads to slightly non-conservative designs for this cast material. But if the intrinsic material length is calculated by Neuber’s stress averaging approach or Peterson’s microstructural length instead, the presented NSIF-based fatigue assessment reveals a sound comparability to the experimentally determined fatigue reference strength. Summing up, the presented generalized Kitagawa diagram provides a feasible engineering-applicable fatigue assessment tool incorporating varying imperfection opening angles and load conditions for G21Mn5 cast steel.
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