On the Short Surface Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior in a Fine-Grained WC-Co Cemented Carbide
AbstractIn the present study, the fatigue crack growth (FCG) behavior of short surface cracks in a fine-grained cemented carbide with a length of less than 1 mm was investigated. The rotating bending and the four-point bending fatigue tests were carried out at stress ratios of R = −1 and R = 0.1 (R = maximum stress/minimum stress). It was found that a short surface crack had a longer stable fatigue crack growth area than a long through-thickness crack; the FCG behaviors of the two types of crack are clearly different. Furthermore, the FCG path of short surface cracks was investigated in detail to study the interaction between fatigue cracks and microstructures of the cemented carbide such as WC grains and the Co phase. At a low Kmax (Kmax = the maximum stress intensity factor), it was found that fatigue crack growth within WC grains is difficult because of a small driving force; instead, crack growth is along the brittle WC/WC interface. On the other hand, at a high Kmax, WC grain breakage often occurs, since the driving force of FCG is large, and the fatigue crack grows linearly. View Full-Text
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Mikado, H.; Ishihara, S.; Oguma, N.; Kawamura, S. On the Short Surface Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior in a Fine-Grained WC-Co Cemented Carbide. Metals 2017, 7, 254.
Mikado H, Ishihara S, Oguma N, Kawamura S. On the Short Surface Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior in a Fine-Grained WC-Co Cemented Carbide. Metals. 2017; 7(7):254.Chicago/Turabian Style
Mikado, Hiroko; Ishihara, Sotomi; Oguma, Noriyasu; Kawamura, Shingo. 2017. "On the Short Surface Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior in a Fine-Grained WC-Co Cemented Carbide." Metals 7, no. 7: 254.