Surface Hardness Changes after Strengthening under Low-Amplitude Loads
This document investigated the changes of the surface hardness of the front axle and transmission gear after strengthening under low-amplitude loads below the fatigue limit (SLAL). The experimental results showed that the strength changes of the front axle after strengthening under low-amplitude loads was almost proportional to hardness, but it was inverse ratio for the transmission gear. There was no difference in the change direction of surface hardness, caused by strengthening or damaging. The reason of surface hardness changes could be due to that the microstructure of material was improved after being strengthening under low-amplitude loads below the fatigue limit.
Zhengyi Jiang and Chunliang Zhang
X. Lu and N. Zhu, "Surface Hardness Changes after Strengthening under Low-Amplitude Loads", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 97-101, pp. 518-521, 2010