Effect of LCF on behavior and microstructure of microalloyed HSLA steel and its simulated CGHAZ
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Numerous structural components made of high strength low-alloyed steels are often exposed to low-cycle fatigue loading during their exploitation life. In order to study the fatigue behavior of one grade of structural steels produced in Yugoslavia during the eighties of the last century, a push-pull constant amplitude strain-controlled fatigue tests were conducted at room temperatures. This paper analyses behavior of two different materials, parent steel (PM) and its coarse-grained (CG) simulated heat-affected zone (SHAZ) exposed to the action of low-cycle fatigue (LCF) loading performed in the range from 1 to 10(4) cycles. LCF tests were conducted at strain ratio R = -1 at strain amplitude range from 0.3% to 0.8%. The materials' Coffin-Manson parameters appearing in the strain-life and cyclic stress-strain curves were calculated. Fracture surface analysis of both materials was done. The results showed that plasticity under dynamic load conditions is satisfactory for both materials whic...h give them good resistance to crack initiation and propagation.
Keywords:Low-cycle fatigue / High strength low-alloyed steels / Cyclic test / Simulated weld CGHAZ / Microstructure
Source:Engineering Failure Analysis, 2019, 104, 1094-1106
- Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, Oxford
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