Influences of the Factors on Fatigue Crack Growth Retardation Behavior due to Multiple Overloads
Constant K fatigue crack growth tests were performed by applying an intermediate multiple overloads for S45C steel. The purpose of this study is to investigate effects of specimen thickness at various baseline stress intensity factor range levels (Kb), the application position of the overload (a/W) and the application frequency of the overload (OLHz) on fatigue crack growth retardation behavior. The principal results are summarized as follows. The number of retardation cycles for the constant baseline stress intensity factor level (Kb ) decreases with increasing specimen thickness. The normalized number of retardation cycles ( Nd / Nc ) decreases with increasing specimen thickness. But, at Kb = 45 MPa(m)1/2, the cycle increases with increasing specimen thickness.
Ichsan Setya Putra and Djoko Suharto
S. J. Kim et al., "Influences of the Factors on Fatigue Crack Growth Retardation Behavior due to Multiple Overloads", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 306-308, pp. 121-126, 2006