Standing Contact Fatigue
1999 (English)In: Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures, ISSN 8756-758X, E-ISSN 1460-2695, Vol. 22, no 3, 225-237 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A novel experimental method for testing the resistance of a material to contact fatigue, called standing contact fatigue (SCF), is presented. It comprises a spherical indenter, repeatedly pressed onto a plane specimen in pure normal contact without lubrication, friction or wear. The SCF method is here applied to three case-hardened steels, and results in ring/cone cracks initiated at the surface. The connection between SCF and spalling is discussed.
The experimental results are presented in the form of P-N curves, where P is the normal contact load and N the number of cycles required for fatigue crack initiation. The experimental results are supported by numerical simulations of the tests. The elasto-plastic properties of case-hardened materials are graded, i.e. functions of the depth from the carburized surface. The gradation is estimated from independent experiments and is included in the analysis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1999. Vol. 22, no 3, 225-237 p.
contact fatigue, ring cone cracks, elasto-plastic indentation, spalling
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-12306ISI: 000080462900006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-12306DiVA: diva2:309532
QC 201004072010-04-072010-04-072011-02-04Bibliographically approved