Effects of ε-martensitic transformation on crack tip deformation, plastic damage accumulation, and slip plane cracking associated with low-cycle fatigue crack growth

Yun Byum Ju, Motomichi Koyama, Takahiro Sawaguchi, Kaneaki Tsuzaki, Hiroshi Noguchi

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

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Fatigue crack propagation behavior and associated plastic strain evolution in the vicinity of crack planes were investigated at different crack lengths for Fe-30Mn-6Al, Fe-30Mn-4Si-2Al, and Fe-30Mn-6Si alloys. In particular, fractographic analyses and electron backscatter diffraction measurements underneath the fracture surfaces were carried out. It was found that austenite of the Fe-30Mn-6Al alloy was completely stable at ambient temperature, and the Fe-30Mn-6Si and Fe-30Mn-4Si-2Al alloys showed deformation-induced ε-martensitic transformation. Both the Fe-30Mn-4Si-2Al and Fe-30Mn-6Si alloys showed γ/ε interface cracking. However, ductile cracking was observed in the former, while the latter showed brittle-like cracking. Additionally, both the Fe-30Mn-4Si-2Al and Fe-30Mn-6Al alloys showed ductile fatigue striation when the cracks became long, but the critical crack length to induce the striations in the Fe-30Mn-4Si-2Al alloy was longer than that in the Fe-30Mn-6Al. In contrast, the Fe-30Mn-6Si alloy did not show striation, not even just before failure. These observations are all related to ε-martensite transformation. In terms of the crack tip deformation, the key roles of ε-martensitic transformation are (1) brittle-like cracking along the γ/ε interface, (2) inhibition of fatigue damage accumulation, and (3) geometrical constraint of ε-martensite crystallographic structure at a fatigue crack tip. When ε-martensite is ductile, such as in the case of the Fe-30Mn-4Si-2Al alloy, the brittle-like cracking does not occur. Because of the roles (2) and (3) mentioned above, the Fe-30Mn-4Si-2Al alloy showed the lowest fatigue crack growth compared to the other tested alloys. This paper presents the proposed ε-martensite-related crack growth mechanism in detail.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)533-545
ページ数13
ジャーナルInternational Journal of Fatigue
103
DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 10月 2017

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • モデリングとシミュレーション
  • 材料科学(全般)
  • 材料力学
  • 機械工学
  • 産業および生産工学

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