Effect of Cyclic Loading on Crack Propagation of X-70 Pipeline Steel in Near-Neutral pH Solution
Crack propagation of X-70 pipeline steel in near-neutral pH solution was studied under different modes of cyclic loading. A revised equation of crack growth rate vs. Δ K was obtained. Average crack growth rate increased with cycles under conditions of different R values. Linear shape notch specimen made cracks much easier to initiate and propagate than V-shaped notch specimen did. For different R values, the curves of crack growth rate with cycles were similar, but the platform propagation period and quick propagation period were different obviously. Crack growth rate at both periods increased and thus failure time decreased markedly with decrease of R value. The propagation directions of cracks were different under different cyclic loading conditions. Under mode I (single tensile stress) cyclic loading, cracks were straight and perpendicular to the tensile stress axis, while under mixed-mode I/III (tensile/shear stress) cyclic loading, cracks were sinuous and did not propagate in the direction perpendicular to the main tensile stress axis.
Young-Jin Kim, Dong-Ho Bae and Yun-Jae Kim
H. Guo et al., "Effect of Cyclic Loading on Crack Propagation of X-70 Pipeline Steel in Near-Neutral pH Solution", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 297-300, pp. 2501-2507, 2005