Creep-Fatigue Intergranular Fracture of Inner Cracking Type in Type 304 Stainless Steel. Difference from Surface Cracking Type

Weisheng Zhou, Takayuki Kitamura, Naoya Tada

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Abstract

Creep-fatigue tests of a Type 304 stainless steel are conducted and cracking behavior is observed. The results obtained are summarized as follows; Intergranular fracture under creep-fatigue conditions at high temperatures is classified into inner cracking type and surface cracking one. The crack initiation inside of a specimen in the former type is caused by the growth and coalescence of grain boundary diffusive cavities and the fracture is brougth about by the coalescence of distributed small cracks at the final stage of life. On the other hand, the cracks at the surface in the latter type is attributed to the grain boundary sliding and the fracture is caused by the growth of surface small cracks. The inner cracks tend to appear at lower tensile strain rate, at higher compressive strain rate, and at higher temperature. A fracture mechanism map is proposed on the basis of the experimental observation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-83
Number of pages6
Journaljournal of the society of materials science, japan
Volume44
Issue number496
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Keywords

  • 304 stainless steel
  • Crack growth
  • Crack initiation
  • Creep
  • Creep cavity
  • High temperature fatigue
  • Inner crack
  • Small crack
  • Surface crack

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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