A pre-cracked specimen, which has a 70-μm-deep crack, was used for the fretting fatigue test to understand the reasons for the change in the fretting fatigue limit due to changes in the contact pressure, position of the pre-crack, and foot length of the contact pad. The threshold stress intensity factor range to crack propagation of the pre-crack, ΔKth, was obtained by the crack growth test. The stress intensity factor range of the pre-crack under fretting conditions was then evaluated by a finite element analysis to estimate the fretting fatigue limit of the pre-crack specimen. The effects of these variables on the fretting fatigue limit were quantitatively explained by the results of the FEM and ΔKthof the short crack.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films