In literature, there are already well-established thermal methods which allow for the estimation of fatigue limit, in particular for metallic materials such as austenitic steels. These methods are based on heat source generation analysis or on surface temperature evaluation of material subjected to different types of cyclic loading. General application of methodology found limitation in those cases in which temperature changes on material related to fatigue damage were very low and, furthermore, thermal methods require high-performance equipment and a difficult setup. This is the case, for instance, with brittle materials (such as martensitic steels), welded joints and aluminium alloys. In this work, a new thermal method named Thermoelastic Phase Analysis is used to evaluate the fatigue limit of martensitic steels. This thermal method is based on an empirical approach. The main idea is that phase of thermoelastic response of the material subjected to fatigue loading is influenced by the presence of a heat source due to dissipative phenomena related to damage. Monitoring of the phase parameter provides a more stable setup and an independent means of identifying the fatigue limit of material. The method has also proven to be potentially one order of magnitude faster than traditional thermal methods.

Thermoelastic Phase Analysis (TPA): A new method for fatigue behaviour analysis of steels

PALUMBO, Davide;GALIETTI, Umberto
2016-01-01

Abstract

In literature, there are already well-established thermal methods which allow for the estimation of fatigue limit, in particular for metallic materials such as austenitic steels. These methods are based on heat source generation analysis or on surface temperature evaluation of material subjected to different types of cyclic loading. General application of methodology found limitation in those cases in which temperature changes on material related to fatigue damage were very low and, furthermore, thermal methods require high-performance equipment and a difficult setup. This is the case, for instance, with brittle materials (such as martensitic steels), welded joints and aluminium alloys. In this work, a new thermal method named Thermoelastic Phase Analysis is used to evaluate the fatigue limit of martensitic steels. This thermal method is based on an empirical approach. The main idea is that phase of thermoelastic response of the material subjected to fatigue loading is influenced by the presence of a heat source due to dissipative phenomena related to damage. Monitoring of the phase parameter provides a more stable setup and an independent means of identifying the fatigue limit of material. The method has also proven to be potentially one order of magnitude faster than traditional thermal methods.
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