Search for dissertations about: "crack propagation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 186 swedish dissertations containing the words crack propagation.

  1. 1. Crack growth paths in rolling contact fatigue — Numerical predictions

    Author : Mohammad Salahi Nezhad; Chalmers tekniska högskola; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Vector crack tip displacement; Crack face friction; Crack growth direction; Crack propagation; Rolling contact fatigue;

    Abstract : Rolling contact fatigue (RCF) cracks in railway wheels and rails are costly and complex to deal with. Despite the extensive research efforts that have been put into understanding the mechanisms and developing appropriate predictive models for RCF crack growth, there are still a lot of open questions. READ MORE

  2. 2. Contact fatigue and crack propagation studies of sintered PM steel

    Author : Anders Holmberg; Åsa Kassman Rudolphi; Urban Wiklund; Johan Ahlström; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Tribology; PM steel; Fatigue; Crack Initiation; Crack Propagation; Material Analysis; Teknisk fysik med inriktning mot tribomaterial; Engineering Science with specialization in Tribo Materials;

    Abstract : Gears made of PM steel are of interest for the automotive industry because from the press/sinter route, complex geometries can be produced to near net shape with only a few processing steps while keeping the material and energy usage at a minimum. However, the PM steels of today have significant performance limitations caused by the inherent porosity which impairs the mechanical properties by acting as stress raisers in the material. READ MORE

  3. 3. Rolling Contact Fatigue of Railway Rails with Emphasis on Crack Initiation

    Author : Jonas Ringsberg; Chalmers tekniska högskola; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; variable amplitude; crack closure; rolling contact fatigue; crack propagation; railway rails; damage accumulation; critical plane approach; crack initiation; plasticity; multiaxial fatigue;

    Abstract : Increased traffic density and the heavier axle loads of modern trains have led to severe problems with rolling contact fatigue (RCF) which cause initiation of surface cracks in railheads. In this thesis, a specific type of surface crack, the head check, is studied numerically with emphasis on fatigue crack initiation. READ MORE

  4. 4. Thermo-mechanical Fatigue Crack Propagation in Inconel 718

    Author : Lars Jacobsson; Materialteknik; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; crack closure; image analysis; potential drop; in-situ scanning elecron microscopy; crack propagation experiments; Thermo-mechanical fatigue; Inconel 718;

    Abstract : Thermo-mechanical fatigue crack propagation in Inconel 718 has been studied with different methods. In-situ observations with a scanning electron microscope (SEM) were performed, the crack propagation process was followed cycle by cycle and the influences from load, temperature, and microstructure on the crack growth were analyzed. READ MORE

  5. 5. Numerical simulation of crack propagation and wear in rails

    Author : Jim Brouzoulis; Chalmers tekniska högskola; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; wear; Rolling Contact Fatigue; crack propagation; railway mechanics;

    Abstract : This thesis is concerned with rail deterioration due to Rolling Contact Fatigue (RCF) and wear. Focus lies primarily on numerical modelling and prediction, with the long-term objective of developing tools to be used for specifications and planning of rail maintenance. READ MORE