Standing contact fatigue with a cylindrical indenter
2005 (English)In: Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, ISSN 8756-758X, E-ISSN 1460-2695, Vol. 28, no 7, 599-613 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A hardened steel cylinder was repeatedly pressed against a flat case-hardened steel specimen that was equally wide as the cylinder was long. Some contact end effects were noted as a result of limited plastic deformation. A strain gauge on the contact surface, just outside the contact and oriented perpendicular to the cylinder detected a surface strain when the cylinder was loaded. The non-zero surface strain was the result of boundary effects of the finite specimen. Four different types of contact fatigue cracks developed in and below the specimen contact surface. The cracks were named lateral, median, contact end and edge cracks. Changes in the measured surface strain values could be used to determine when the lateral and edge cracks developed. The order in which all four crack types typically developed was determined from optical crack observation at test termination, strain measurements and stress computations. Numerical computations using finite-element (FE) analyses were used to verify the surface strain behaviour due to loading and cracking, to verify contact end effects; crack locations and crack orientation by aid of the Findley multi-axial fatigue criterion.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 28, no 7, 599-613 p.
contact fatigue, lateral crack, spalling, sub-surface cracks
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-7769DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-2695.2005.00904.xISI: 000229934300003ScopusID: 2-s2.0-21344454861OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-7769DiVA: diva2:12894
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