Fatigue striation formation in an Fe-3%Si alloy - effects of crystallographic orientation and neighbouring grains

Masayuki Shimojo, Y. Uchida, S. Turuoka, Y. Higo

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In order to know the criterion of fatigue striation formation, fatigue fracture surfaces and crack paths were investigated in Fe-3%Si single and bicrystals having various crystallographic orientations. On single crystals, striations were formed when the loading direction was close to a 〈110〉 direction. In this direction, the crack grew perpendicular to the loading direction. When the loading direction was near a 〈111〉 direction and the crack grew along an inclined plane, no striations were observed. Even in this orientation, when the crack grew perpendicular by necessity using bicrystals, striations were observed. This suggests that striations are not formed on a special crystallographic plane, but are formed when the fatigue crack plane is perpendicular to the loading direction regardless of crystallographic orientation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-159
Number of pages7
JournalFatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Feb
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)

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