Bending Fatigue Behavior of Blast Cleaned Grey Cast Iron

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Bending Fatigue Behavior of Blast Cleaned Grey Cast Iron

M. Ahmad, R.L. Peng, M. König, S. Johansson

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Abstract. This paper presents a detailed study on the effect of an industrial blast cleaning process on the fatigue behavior of a grey cast iron with regard to the residual stresses and microstructural changes induced by the process. A comparison was also made to the effect of a machining operation which removed the casting skin layer. The blast cleaning process was found to greatly improve the fatigue resistance in both the low and high cycle regimes with a 75% increase in the fatigue limit. X-ray diffraction measurements and scanning electron microscopic analyses showed that the improvement was mainly attributed to compressive residual stresses in a surface layer up to 800 µm in thickness in the blast cleaned specimens. The machining also gave better fatigue performance with a 30% increase in the fatigue limit, which was ascribed to the removal of the weaker casting skin layer.

Cast Iron, Blast Cleaning, Machining, Bending Fatigue, Residual Stress

Published online 12/22/2016, 6 pages
Copyright © 2016 by the author(s)
Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: M. Ahmad, R.L. Peng, M. König, S. Johansson, ‘Bending Fatigue Behavior of Blast Cleaned Grey Cast Iron’, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 2, pp 193-198, 2017


The article was published as article 33 of the book Residual Stresses 2016

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