A new method for the measurement of mode II fatigue threshold stress intensity factor range ΔKτth

Y. Murakami, Shigeru Hamada

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In order to evaluate the threshold value ΔKτth for mode II fatigue crack growth, a new measurement method of mode II fatigue crack growth has been developed. This method uses a conventional closed-loop tension-compression fatigue testing machine without additional loading attachments. Mode II fatigue tests for structural steel and rail steel have been carried out. This method has proved successful and has reproduced mode II fatigue fracture surfaces similar to those found in the spalling of industrial steel-making rolls. The crack length during testing was measured by an AC potential method. The relationships between da/dN and ΔKτ, and ΔKτth for several materials have been obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)863-870
Number of pages8
JournalFatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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