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Fatigue Properties of Modified Steels Carburized at High Temperatures

The objective of phase XI is to compare the performance of carburized steel in bending and axial fatigue loading conditions. Carburization is a surface heat treatment process which adds carbon to the surface of a material to increase its hardness … Continue reading

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Neuber Stress Plots

This article explains how a “Neuber Stress” is calculated from fatigue test data obtained from un-notched axially-loaded specimen. In the presence of a geometric stress concentration feature on a part, the fatigue life of that part is often under-predicted as … Continue reading

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Mechanical Properties versus Carburization Depth

In this article we will examine the relationship between ultimate tensile strength, fatigue strength, and elongation versus the depth of carburization. The data for this comparison was taken from several iterations discussed in previous articles and shown in Table 1. … Continue reading

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Does Grain Refining Practice Affect Fatigue Properties?

The steel-making practices followed for grain refinement can vary, particularly with respect to the grain refining element selected. Aluminum, niobium and vanadium are all used for grain refinement in medium carbon steels. AISI has examined this issue for SAE 1141 … Continue reading

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