High-Cycle Fatigue Properties of Modified Ausformed 1800 MPaClass Spring Steel

Tatsuaki Sawai, Yuji Kimura, Kaneaki Tsuzaki, Etsuo Takeuchi, Saburo Matsuoka

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High-cycle fatigue properties up to 108 cycles were investigated for a modified-ausformed spring steel SUP 12 with the tensile strength σB=l 772 MPa. The surface-type fracture occurred at the higher stress level. On the hand, some specimens had the fish-eye-type fracture origin at the inclusion, and others endured 108 cycling at the lower stress level. The fatigue limit at 108 cycles σw = 900 MPa for the fish-eye fracture was higher than σw=886 MPa estimated from σw=0.5σB, which is the empirical equation for the surface-type fracture of ordinary quenched and tempered low alloy steels. The optically dark area was not found around the inclusion. Excluding the fish-eye-type fracture, the higher fatigue limit σw = l 090 MPa for the surface-type fracture was expected. It corresponds to σW = 0.62σB. It is concluded from these results that the modified-ausforming improves the fatigue properties for both surface and fish-eye type fractures of the high strength steel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-56
Number of pages8
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, A Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part A
Issue number665
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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