Review of the Mechanical Properties of Cast Steels With Emphasis on Fatigue Behavior and the Influence of Microdiscontinuities

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M. R. Mitchell

Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, Ill.

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 99(4), 329-343 (Oct 01, 1977) (15 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3443549 History: Received June 01, 1976; Revised May 20, 1977; Online August 17, 2010


Mechanical properties of cast steels are pronouncedly affected by the microdiscontinuities which they inherently contain. In particular, fatigue behavior of cast steels is altered by (1) the size, (2) the shape, and (3) the distribution of microdiscontinuities as well as (4) the strength and ductility of the matrix metal. A review is made of the literature in order to demonstrate the necessity of accounting for all of these variables and a technique for predicting the fatigue behavior of cast steels is presented.

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