Multiaxial loadings with different frequencies between axial and torsional components in 42CrMo4 steel

Luis Reis (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal)
Bin Li (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal)
Manuel De Freitas (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal)

International Journal of Structural Integrity

ISSN: 1757-9864

Publication date: 1 November 2010

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to study the influence of multiaxial loading composed with different frequencies between the axial and torsional components in 42CrMo4 concerning fatigue life and early crack growth orientation.

Design/methodology/approach

Biaxial fatigue tests were carried out by a biaxial servo‐hydraulic machine, considering different loading paths and different frequencies between the normal and shear stress components in 42CrMo4. Theoretical estimations for fatigue life and early crack growth orientation were performed by applying various critical plane models. In addition, fractographic analysis of the fracture surfaces was carried out. The estimated results are compared with experimental results.

Findings

Significant effects were observed of the different frequency between the axial and torsion components on fatigue life and early crack growth orientation. The critical plane models based on shear mode give better estimations when compared with experimental results.

Originality/value

The paper shows that improved fatigue design can be achieved by considering the influence of different frequencies in multiaxial loadings.

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Citation

Reis, L., Li, B. and De Freitas, M. (2010), "Multiaxial loadings with different frequencies between axial and torsional components in 42CrMo4 steel", International Journal of Structural Integrity, Vol. 1 No. 4, pp. 303-313. https://doi.org/10.1108/17579861011099141

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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