LOW CYCLE FATIGUE BEHAVIOR AND CRACK PROPAGATION IN SOME STEELS

In a previous report, a fatigue crack propagation model was analyzed by considering fatigue crack propagation as a sequence of fatigue crack initiation events. This permitted correlation to be made between the fatigue crack growth resistance and low cycle fatigue properties of metals. Four steels were tested for low cycle fatigue behavior at the University of Illinois. Good correlation was obtained between the theoretically predicted crack propagation rate based on the measured low cycle fatigue properties of the four metals and experimentally observed crack propagation rates that were reported in the literature. Further, good estimates of crack propagation rates can be obtained on the basis of static tensile properties of the metals alone where cyclic properties are not available. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
    Urbana, IL  USA  61801
  • Authors:
    • Majumdar, S
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

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  • Pagination: 29 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00057759
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: T/AM-387
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1974 12:00AM