Microstructural mechanisms of fatigue crack non-propagation in TRIP-maraging steels

Z. Zhang, M. Koyama, M. M. Wang, K. Tsuzaki, C. C. Tasan, H. Noguchi

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

16 被引用数 (Scopus)


In contrast to conventional martensitic steels, transformation-induced plasticity (TRIP)-maraging steels exhibit exceptional high ductility without sacrificing strength and excellent fatigue property owing to the retained austenite/maraging martensite laminated structure. In this study, TRIP-maraging steel (Fe-9Mn-3Ni-1.4Al-0.01C, wt.%) with fine grained austenite was used to investigate the mechanism of high cycle fatigue resistance. Our analyses revealed that soft austenite region acts as a preferential crack propagation path, but the plastic deformation during crack opening involves martensitic transformation, resisting subsequent crack growth via transformation-induced local hardening or crack closure. Moreover, crack growth along the laminates and across the block boundary forms a zigzag crack path, which would act as roughness-induced crack closure. The combined effect of these factors plays an important role in resisting fatigue crack growth at high cycle fatigue.

ジャーナルInternational Journal of Fatigue
出版ステータス出版済み - 8月 2018

!!!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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