Fatigue failures of machine components remain a topic of relevant importance in the industrial world. They usually occur from geometrical features such as holes, notches, corners and grooves, whose actual influence is not well estimated in the design phase. Cast parts made in gray cast iron are typical examples of components difficult to design in fatigue because they are simultaneously characterized by complex geometries and microstructure. In this contribution the issue is discussed starting from the failure analysis of a cyclically pressurized hydraulic component. The work consists of an experimental procedure, i.e. the fatigue characterization of the material on specimens extracted from cast parts, and of a numerical design activity, i.e. the prediction of life time according to the critical distance method, [1]. The implication is that cracks and localized damage begin to appear in the microstructure of gray cast iron at sharp notches from the first cycles of loading. In order to obtain a correct prediction, the fatigue design should adopt fracture mechanics arguments to determine non-propagating conditions.

A methodology for the fatigue design of notched castings in gray cast iron / BAICCHI P; COLLINI L.; RIVA E. - In: ENGINEERING FRACTURE MECHANICS. - ISSN 0013-7944. - 74(2007), pp. 539-548. [10.1016/j.engfracmech.2006.04.018]

A methodology for the fatigue design of notched castings in gray cast iron

COLLINI, Luca;RIVA, Enrica
2007

Abstract

Fatigue failures of machine components remain a topic of relevant importance in the industrial world. They usually occur from geometrical features such as holes, notches, corners and grooves, whose actual influence is not well estimated in the design phase. Cast parts made in gray cast iron are typical examples of components difficult to design in fatigue because they are simultaneously characterized by complex geometries and microstructure. In this contribution the issue is discussed starting from the failure analysis of a cyclically pressurized hydraulic component. The work consists of an experimental procedure, i.e. the fatigue characterization of the material on specimens extracted from cast parts, and of a numerical design activity, i.e. the prediction of life time according to the critical distance method, [1]. The implication is that cracks and localized damage begin to appear in the microstructure of gray cast iron at sharp notches from the first cycles of loading. In order to obtain a correct prediction, the fatigue design should adopt fracture mechanics arguments to determine non-propagating conditions.
A methodology for the fatigue design of notched castings in gray cast iron / BAICCHI P; COLLINI L.; RIVA E. - In: ENGINEERING FRACTURE MECHANICS. - ISSN 0013-7944. - 74(2007), pp. 539-548. [10.1016/j.engfracmech.2006.04.018]
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