Novel S-N curve for different hardened layers in point and line contact

A. Trausmuth, F. Grün

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Rolling contact fatigue (RCF) regularly causes mechanical components to fail under cyclic loads. Popular surface treatment processes such as case hardening (carburization), nitriding and tempered martensitic reduce the effect of RCF damage. This paper presents multi-stage S-N curve for steels with different surface treatments, under point and line contact conditions using RCF tribometers for the experiments and finite element (FEM) simulation to simulate localised stresses in the contacts. Additionally, S-N tests with 0, 5 and 11% slide to roll ratio (SRR) are presented. This work demonstrates the importance of testing key points at RCF S-N curves to optimize the hardened layers.
FachzeitschriftInternational Journal of Fatigue
Frühes Online-Datum21 Aug. 2021
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Dez. 2021

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Funding Information:
This work was funded by the Austrian COMET Program in the projects K2 MPPE no. 837900 and K2 InTribology no. 872176 as well as the Montanuniversität Leoben, Chair of Mechanical Engineering, where this work was carried out. The authors thank Dr. Ewald Badisch and Mr. Harsha Raghuram for their help in preparing this manuscript.

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