Fatigue Crack Initiation and Propagation From Two Micro Hole Defects

두개의 미소원공결함에서의 피로크랙발생과 전파에 관한 연구

  • Song, Sam-Hong (Dept.of Mechanical Engineering, Korea University) ;
  • Bae, Joon-Soo (Dept.of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Korea University)
  • 송삼홍 (고려대학교 기계공학과) ;
  • 배준수 (고려대학교 대학원 기계공학과)
  • Published : 1997.01.01


The aim of this study is an investigation of the interaction of two micro hole defects affecting fatigue crack initation life and propagation behavior. The locatio of two micro hole defects was considered as an angle of alignment and the distance between the centers of two micro hole defects. The fatigue cracking behavior is experimented under bending. When micro defects are located close to each other, the fatigue crack initiation lives are varied with their relative locations. In the experiments, the area of local plastic strain strongly played a role in the fatigue crack initiation lives. Therefore we introduce a parameter which contains the plastic deformation area at stress concentrations and propose a fatigue crack initiation life prediction curve. In addition, the directions and propagation rates of fatigue cracks initiated at two micro hole defects are studied experimentally.