Fatigue Crack Initiation in an Interstitial Free Steel

Narasaiah, N and Chakraborti, P C and Maiti, R and Ray, K K (2005) Fatigue Crack Initiation in an Interstitial Free Steel. ISIJ International, 45 (1). pp. 127-132.

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The initiation of small cracks has been studied on dumble-shaped plate type specimens of an interstitial free (IF) steel at the load ratio of R=0 under varied cyclic stress amplitudes between 0.6 and 1.0 of yield stress. Nucleation of cracks were observed at ferrite-ferrite grain boundary (FFGB) as well as inside ferrite grain body (FGB), but the former location was found to be the preferred one. The average length of FFGB cracks is found larger than that of the FGB cracks for identical cyclic loading conditions. The formation of slip bands inside the grain body, slip band impingement at grain boundary and elastic-plastic incompatibility synergistically influence the event of crack initiation in the investigated steel. In addition, nucleation of voids inside slip bands was found to be a new phenomenon associated with the above possibilities to affect the nucleation of cracks in the investigated steel.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/isijinternatio...
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fatigue; Crack initiation; Small crack; Interstitial free steel
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
ID Code:1226
Deposited On:21 Jul 2010 10:27
Last Modified:06 Feb 2012 11:03

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