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Fatigue fracture of steel in the low endurance range

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Changes in certain structure-sensitive properties (microhardness, cyclic ductility, X-ray diffraction linewidth) of steel fatigued in the low endurance range in air and in a hydrogen-charging medium were investigated. The results of a study of crack nucleation and propagation are described, and a mechanism of intergranular fatigue fracture in the low endurance range is postulated.

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Kalinichenko, K.B., Tkachev, V.I., Kuslitskii, A.B. et al. Fatigue fracture of steel in the low endurance range. Mater Sci 3, 324–327 (1967). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00714957

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  • Fatigue
  • Ductility
  • Fatigue Fracture
  • Crack Nucleation
  • Endurance Range