Influence of a Thermo-Mechanical Treatment on the Fatigue Lifetime and Crack Initiation Behavior of a Quenched and Tempered Steel

  • A thermo-mechanical treatment (TMT) at the temperature of maximum dynamic strain aging has been optimized and performed on quenched and tempered steel SAE4140H (German designation: 42CrMo4) in order to improve the fatigue limit in the high cycle fatigue (HCF) and and very high cycle fatigue (VHCF) regimes. Fatigue tests, with ultimate cycle numbers of 107 and 109, have shown that the TMT can increase both the fatigue lifetime and the fatigue limit in the HCF and VHCF regimes. The increased stress intensity factors of the critical inclusions after the TMT indicate that the effect can be attributed to a stabilized microstructure around critical crack-initiating inclusions through the locking of edge dislocations by carbon atoms during the TMT

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Author:Amin KhayatzadehORCiD, Jan SippelORCiD, Stefan GuthORCiD, Karl-Heinz Lang, Eberhard KerscherORCiD
Parent Title (English):Metals
Document Type:Article
Language of publication:English
Publication Date:2022/01/22
Year of Publication:2022
Publishing Institute:Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Date of the Publication (Server):2022/12/07
Issue:2022, 12(2), 204
Faculties / Organisational entities:Kaiserslautern - Fachbereich Maschinenbau und Verfahrenstechnik
DDC-Cassification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und Maschinenbau
Licence (German):Zweitveröffentlichung