Effect of pre-strain on low cycle fatigue strength of austenitic stainless steel SUS316NG

Shota Hasunuma, Yohei Miyata, Takeshi Ogawa, Kenichi Sakaue

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Low cycle fatigue tests were performed for austenitic stainless steel, SUS3 16NG. The effect of pre-strain history on the crack growth was investigated in detail using cellulose acetate itplicas. In strain range, As = 2.5 % and 8 % constant tests, cracks initiated from slip bands near grain boundary, while intergranular crack initiations were prevailing when As = 16 % constant test. The cracks grew with several coalescences until the final fracture. Pre-strains were applied at As = 8 or 16 % followed by fatigue loading at As =2.5 %.These tests revealed that contribution of cyclic strain hardening and sofiening were remarkable depending on the pre-strain history. Crack growth characteristics were well evaluated by J integral range, Al, which is an elasto-plastic fracture mechanics parameter Crack growth characteristic under As-constant tests as well as the pre-strained tests coincided with that measuitd by fracture mechanics experiment. Fatigue crack growth rates were predicted by elasto-plastic fracture mechanics approach in conjunction with cyclic stress-strain response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)843-851
Number of pages9
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, A Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part A
Issue number777
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Austeintic Stainless Steel
  • Crack Initiation
  • Crack Propagation
  • Cumulative Damage Rule
  • J integral
  • Low Cycle Fatigue
  • Pre-Strain History

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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