Fatigue Crack Growth in Steels 42CrV and IR3Mo
An automatic fatigue crack growth measurement system was developed, in which a special four-channel A-D acquisition board that could collect data in phase was used. The data collecting frequency is in the range of 4×(2~25600)Hz. The system is suitable for fatigue tests with the frequencies not higher than 250Hz. Eddy current transducers and standard load cell were used to measure displacement and load, respectively. The system can instantly calculate fatigue crack lengths, stress intensity factors and fatigue crack growth rates. As an application of the system, fatigue crack growth rates (FCG) and the thresholds of steels 42CrV and IR3Mo were presented.
Kikuo Kishimoto, Masanori Kikuchi, Tetsuo Shoji and Masumi Saka
Q. Z. Fang "Fatigue Crack Growth in Steels 42CrV and IR3Mo", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 261-263, pp. 1179-1184, 2004