THERMO-MECHANICAL FATIGUE CRACK GROWTH INVESTIGATION FOR CAST AUSTENITIC STAINLESS STEEL
Zeineb MeskineGrand Ballroom B
This paper describes a complete experimental program and its numerical counterpart to investigate and predict failure analysis (crack initiation and propagation) of a cast 1.4837 heat-resistant austenitic stainless steel commonly used for automotive turbochargers. Fatigue crack growth analysis is the focus of this paper considering both isothermal and anisothermal loading for both experimental and finite element analysis. On this basis fatigue crack growth rate model is derived accounting for complex interaction of large levels of plasticity and subsequent crack closure.