Accession Number : AD0759048

Title :   Precipitate Size and Distribution Effects on Fatigue Crack Initiation and Propagation in a High Strength Steel.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C INST FOR THE STUDY OF FATIGUE FRACTURE AND STRUCTURAL RELIABILITY

Personal Author(s) : Gilmore,Charles M. ; Wood,William A.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : It has been observed that high yield strength metals do not necessarily exhibit an equally high fatigue strength. Thus the dependence of fatigue failure on the precipitate size and distribution is investigated. Also, it is proposed that the permanent axial strain resulting from cyclic torsion is indicative of the metal response to cyclic loading. Microscopic observation of the failed specimens showed that failure at plus or minus 0.005 in/in twist strain occurred by the propagation of a single shear macrocrack linking with shear microcracks. The initiation of the shear microcracks was found to depend upon the precipitate size and distribution. With fine particles localized deformation bands became microcracks, but with coarser particles crack initiation began at the particle-matrix interface. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*STEEL, FATIGUE(MECHANICS)), CRACKS, CRACK PROPAGATION, YIELD POINT, LOADS(FORCES), STRAIN(MECHANICS), MICROSTRUCTURE, DISPERSION HARDENING

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE