Title

EFFECT OF CYCLE MEAN STRAIN ON SMALL CRACK GROWTH IN ALLOY 718 AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1992

Abstract

The influence of the cyclic compressive excursion on the fatigue crack growth behavior of small surface cracks in Alloy 718 at 650°C is experimentally studied. Test conditions were chosen to simulate the cyclic plasticity found at notch locations in high temperature structural components. During cycling, the crack lengths were continuously monitored using the direct current potential drop method while the near field crack mouth opening displacement and global cyclic stressstrain behavior were measured using a laser interferometry technique and mechanical extensometry, respectively. Two aspects related to cyclic compressive excursion have been studied; crack closure and crack tip plasticity. Attempts have been made to use several modified ΔK expressions as well as ΔJeff to account for the effects of closure and decrease crack tip plasticity. It was concluded that the compressive excursion is most prominent in this alloy in its effect on the global plasticity and the subsequent loss of constraint. Closure was not found to be significant in the consolidation of test data. Copyright © 1992, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

Publication Title

Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures

Volume

15

Issue

11

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