MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 300, 2019ICMFF12 - 12th International Conference on Multiaxial Fatigue and Fracture
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||02 December 2019|
Multiaxial fatigue criteria applied to motor crankshaft in thermoelectric power plants
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225, Rio de Janeiro, 22451-900, RJ, Brazil
2 Department of Civil Engineering, Fluminense Federal University, Rua Passo da Pátria, 156, Niterói, 24210-240, RJ, Brazil
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Fatigue failures of motor crankshafts operating in thermoelectric power plants have recently been reported. Stress fields provided by finite element calculations at critical points of a crankshaft that failed in service are used to test the structural integrity of the component. Taking into account the fact that the stresses acting at a given point are most likely out of phase, multiaxial fatigue criteria based on the von Mises stress are considered to be most suitable for predicting the fatigue behavior of the crankshaft. Using the von Mises stress, it was also possible to apply octahedral shear stress-based criteria and the results obtained have indicated that the crankshaft made of DIN 34CrNiMo6 steel should not suffer fatigue failure under the action of the stress fields in question. However, such failures have been occurring and this apparent discrepancy is presented and briefly discussed in the present study.
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