Measurement on Scale-Induced Fatigue Behaviour for Railway Axle
Transferring of fatigue behavior is investigated from material to structure for Chinese railway LZ50 axle carbon steel. S-N data in mid-fatigue life range and fatigue limit data of smooth small specimens are applied for material fatigue behavior. Real axles and similar smooth bigger specimens were tested with respect to fatigue limits. The data of real axles reveal the difference between material and a special structure. And the data of similar specimens play a role of bridge to connect material and material structures. Probabilistic transferring relations are deduced by the data from material, to similar specimens, and then to structures at the fatigue limit phase. Structural probabilistic S-N curves are obtained by the material fatigue behavior to extend the transferring relations to entire fatigue life range. Determinations of the fatigue behavior of the groove of LZ50 steel axle indicate availability of the present investigation.
Z.Y. Shen, M.N. James, W.D. Li, and Y.X. Zhao
Y. X. Zhao et al., "Measurement on Scale-Induced Fatigue Behaviour for Railway Axle", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 44-46, pp. 65-70, 2008