Ultrasonic fatigue properties of Ni-base superalloy

Qiang Chen, Norio Kawagoishi, Hironobu Nisitani, Ken Ichi Otsubo, Qingyuan Wang, Eiji Kondo

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In order to investigate the effect of load frequency on the fatigue strength and fracture mechanism of a nickel-base superalloy, Inconel 718, fatigue tests were carried out under an ultrasonic frequency (19.5 kHz) in ambient air environment. The results were compared with those obtained under conventional rotatary bending fatigue at a frequency of 50 Hz. Fatigue strength increased at ultrasonic frequency, which is mainly caused by the suppression of crack initiation and its growth at the early stage. Under both ultrasonic and rotary bending fatigue tests, most of fatigue life consumed in the growth of a crack smaller than 1 mm. In the ultrasonic fatigue, intergranular and cleavage crack propagations were observed in addition to striation, which was a dominant fracture mechanism in the conventional fatigue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)626-632
Number of pages7
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, A Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part A
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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