Ultrasonic Fatigue of Radical Nitrided Ni-Base Superalloy
Ultrasonic and rotating bending fatigue tests were carried out for aged and nitrided Ni-base super alloys to investigate the effects of loading frequency and nitriding on fatigue strength. Loading frequencies were 19.5 kHz under ultrasonic and 50 Hz under rotating bending, respectively. Fatigue strength under ultrasonic was higher than that under rotating bending in both alloys. Moreover, in both tests, fatigue strength was improved by nitriding. The increase in fatigue strength by nitriding was large in ultrasonic fatigue. These results were discussed through the successive observation of fatigue process at specimen surface and fracture surface observation.
M.H Aliabadi, S. Abela, S. Baragetti, M. Guagliano and Han-Seung Lee
K. Yamane et al., "Ultrasonic Fatigue of Radical Nitrided Ni-Base Superalloy", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 417-418, pp. 209-212, 2010