Effect of environment on notch fatigue resistance of CMSX4


Miller, M.D., Reed, P.A.S., Joyce, M.R., Henderson, M.B., Brooks, J.W., Wilcock, I. and Wu, X. (2007) Effect of environment on notch fatigue resistance of CMSX4. Materials Science and Technology, 23, (12), 1439-1445. (doi:10.1179/174328407X213198).

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/174328407X213198

Description/Abstract

Crack nucleation/initiation at high temperatures has been studied in CMSX4 in both air and vacuum environments, to elucidate the effect of oxidation on the notch fatigue initiation process. In air, crack nucleation/initiation occurred at subsurface interdendritic pores in all cases. The subsurface crack grows initially under vacuum conditions, before breaking out to the top surface. Lifetime is then dependent on initiating pore size and distance from the notch root surface. In vacuum conditions, crack nucleation/initiation has been observed more consistently from surface or close-to-surface pores, indicating that surface oxidation is in-filling/‘healing’ surface pores or providing significant local stress transfer to shift initiation to subsurface pores.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0267-0836 (print)
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Keywords: CMSX4, fatigue initiation, environment, pores, crack nucleation
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Engineering Materials & Surface Engineering
ePrint ID: 65057
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2009
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:46
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/65057

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