• Influence of fretting on the fatigue strength at the vise clamp–specimen interface

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      Plain fatigue; fretting fatigue; low-carbon steel; stainless steel.

    • Abstract


      Fretting fatigue is one of the most important phenomena for inducing a significant reduction of fatigue strength and consequently, leading to unexpected failure accidents of the engineering structures even at very low stresses. In the present study, both plain and fretting fatigue tests with zero mean stress were carried out on two different types of steel, low-carbon steel and martensitic stainless steel, by means of a reversed bending fatigue testing machine. The drop in the fatigue strengths through fretting at vise clamp–specimen interface were significant for both tested steels. The fretting processes produced a reduction in fatigue strength of about 27% for low-carbon steel and 16% for martensitic stainless steel.

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      Abdulhaqq A Hamid1 2 Rafi K Yahya1

      1. Mechanical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq
      2. Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247 667, India
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