Currently, the technological progress in the engineering fields requires that the design lifetime of many components exceeds 107 loading cycles. The ultrasonic testing machines allow loading the specimen with 20 kHz frequency, allowing reaching gigacycles within a relatively short time, but the high value of frequency produce a high heating of the specimen. A controversy is still opened in literature about the effect of the temperature increase on the fatigue response. This aspect was investigated in the present study. Very high cycle fatigue tests were carried out on AISI4140 steel at frequency f = 20 kHz and stress ratio R = −1 with and without cooling the specimen during the test. The temperature evolution was detected during the whole fatigue test by means of an infrared camera. The fracture mechanism of the investigated steels was evaluated by means of several experimental techniques (Thermography and Optical Microscopy).

Analysis of temperature and fracture surface of AISI4140 steel in very high cycle fatigue regime

CRUPI, Vincenzo
Primo
;
EPASTO, Gabriella
Secondo
;
GUGLIELMINO, Eugenio
Penultimo
;
RISITANO, GIACOMO
Ultimo
2015

Abstract

Currently, the technological progress in the engineering fields requires that the design lifetime of many components exceeds 107 loading cycles. The ultrasonic testing machines allow loading the specimen with 20 kHz frequency, allowing reaching gigacycles within a relatively short time, but the high value of frequency produce a high heating of the specimen. A controversy is still opened in literature about the effect of the temperature increase on the fatigue response. This aspect was investigated in the present study. Very high cycle fatigue tests were carried out on AISI4140 steel at frequency f = 20 kHz and stress ratio R = −1 with and without cooling the specimen during the test. The temperature evolution was detected during the whole fatigue test by means of an infrared camera. The fracture mechanism of the investigated steels was evaluated by means of several experimental techniques (Thermography and Optical Microscopy).
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