Pulsating Fatigue Properties of Stainless Steels
The object in this study is to investigate the pulsating fatigue properties of ferritic and martenstic stainless steels using replica method. The main results obtained in this test are as follows; two kinds of ferrritic stainless steels show the same fatigue strength, even if there is difference in micro-structures due to charge of heat treatment condition. In addition, the fatigue limit of martenstic stainless steel shows higher than that of ferritic one by 230%. It is considered that the static mechanical properties relate to the mean value of micro-structures and the fatigue strength relates to the weakest portion of structures. In addition, the ratio between fatigue limit and hardness number becomes considerably smaller than that of conventional structural steels.
Ichsan Setya Putra and Djoko Suharto
S. Nishida et al., "Pulsating Fatigue Properties of Stainless Steels", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 306-308, pp. 103-108, 2006