Generalized evaluation method for determining transition crack length for microstructurally small to microstructurally large fatigue crack growth: Experimental definition, facilitation, and validation

Toshinobu Omura, Motomichi Koyama, Yasuaki Hamano, Kaneaki Tsuzaki, Hiroshi Noguchi

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Abstract

We proposed a generalized method to determine the transition crack length from a microstructurally small to a microstructurally large crack growth, l0. Artificial errors are minimized in the data analysis process of the proposed method. In this study, we used low carbon steel specimens, each with eight micro notches (the ferrite grain size was 25 μm). The micro notches were introduced by focused ion beam technique, which is regarded as pre-cracks in steel. The obtained l0 (188 μm) agrees with previous studies. With the present specimen geometry, l0 can be determined using two specimens—an approach that is much easier than conventional methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-44
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Fatigue
Volume95
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fatigue crack growth
  • Focused ion beam
  • Microstructurally small crack
  • Probabilistic analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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