A novel high-frequency fatigue testing methodology for small thin-walled structures in the HCF/VHCF regime

Florian Himmelbauer*, Michael Tillmanns, Gerhard Winter, Florian Grün, Constantin Kiesling

*Korrespondierende/r Autor/-in für diese Arbeit

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A novel high-frequency testing methodology for small thin-walled component-like structures is presented that enables fatigue tests up to 1e9 cycles within 7–8 days. A shaker excites the designed thin-walled (min. 0.1 mm) specimen near its resonant frequency and a non-contact relative displacement measurement allows to set a defined notch stress. Calculated and experimentally determined resonant frequencies deviate max. by −1.9%. Furthermore, vibration and temperature measurements prove the stability of the technique, no self heating of the specimen is detected. Validation tests with an X5CrNiCuNb16-4 steel show a typical S-N behaviour for this material, whereby cracks always appear in the intended notch.

FachzeitschriftInternational Journal of Fatigue
Frühes Online-Datum19 Jan. 2021
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Mai 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Werkstoffmechanik
  • Maschinenbau
  • Werkstoffwissenschaften (insg.)
  • Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen und Fertigungstechnik
  • Modellierung und Simulation

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