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Title:The Competing Roles of Microstructure and Flaw Size on the Fatigue Limit of Metals
Author(s):McGreevy, Timothy Edward
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Darrell Socie
Department / Program:Mechanical Engineering
Discipline:Mechanical Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Engineering, Metallurgy
Abstract:Research includes the development and verification of an analytical model that addresses the fatigue process, namely the threshold condition of non-propagating cracks. Two parameters are identified to govern the fatigue resistance: non-propagating crack size and crack barrier strength. The concept of three defect types associated with three different flaw dominated fatigue regimes is introduced. Furthermore, application of the model to fatigue mechanisms in high strength steels, synergistic effects of surface finish and intergranular cracks, competition between surface and subsurface fatigue nucleation, and unexplained observations and scatter in fatigue behavior is demonstrated. Overall, the model is proven as a simple and robust tool for qualifying and statistically quantifying material behavior. In addition, the model can be implemented in material screening, selection, and processing as well as a guide for future material research and design.
Issue Date:1998
Description:201 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9904539
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:1998

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