Characterization of Microstructurally Small Fatigue Crack Behavior

Evgenii Malitckii*, Heikki Remes, Pauli Lehto, Sven Bossuyt

*Corresponding author for this work

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Aiming to understand the fracture mechanism accompanying the small fatigue crack propagation in polycrystalline metallic materials like steels the full-field strain measurement using digital image correlation (DIC) method was performed. The developed experimental approach was applied to study the small fatigue crack behavior in body-centered Fe-Cr ferritic stainless steel with the relatively large grain size of about 350 µm. The high spatial measurement accuracy of the strain field analysis was performed using the unique patterning technique with a characteristic speckle size of approximately 10 µm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICTAEM 2020 : Proceedings of ghe Third International Conference on Theoretical, Applied and Experimental Mechanics
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-47883-4
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book
EventInternational Conference On Theoretical, Applied and Experimental Mechanics - Athens, Greece
Duration: 14 Jun 202017 Jun 2020
Conference number: 3

Publication series

NameStructural Integrity
ISSN (Print)2522-560X
ISSN (Electronic)2522-5618


ConferenceInternational Conference On Theoretical, Applied and Experimental Mechanics
Abbreviated titleICTAEM


  • Digital image correlation
  • Microstructurally small fatigue crack
  • Shear strain localization


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