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Fatigue Behaviour Of Nitrided Low Alloy Steel In 3%NaCl Solution

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SURF030191

Volume

39

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

670.42 kb

Author(s)

K. Tokaji & S. Takahashi

Abstract

Fatigue behaviour of nitrided low alloy steel in 3%NaCl solution K. Tokajil & S. Takahashi2 Department of Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Gifu University, GGifu, Japan Engineering Department, Toeikanki Co. Ltd., Gifu, Japan Abstract Ths paper describes the corrosion fatigue behaviour of nitrided low alloy steel (Cr-Mo steel). Rotary bending fatigue tests have been performed in 3%NaC1 solution using specimens with different nitride case depths. The corrosion fatigue strengths of the nitrided materials increased compared with the untreated material and with increasing the thickness of the compound layer. All the materials showed lower fatigue strength in 3%NaC1 solution than in laboratory air. Corrosion pits were seen underneath the compound layer, from which the crack was initiated. Based on additional fatigue test results, the compound layer was found to play a significant role in improving corrosion fatigue strength. Because of the porous nature of the compound layer, the solution penetra

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