Influence of laser cutting on the fatigue limit of two high strenght steels
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Laser cutting is widely used in the metal industry, particularly when components of high strength steel sheets are produced. However, the roughness of cut edges produced by laser differs from that obtained by other methods, such as mechanical blanking, and this fact influences the fatigue performance. In the present investigation, specimens of two grades of high strength austenitic steels, i. e. AISI 301LN and TWIP17Mn, were cut by laser and tested in the high cycle fatigue regime to determine their corresponding fatigue limits. A series of fatigue specimens were tested without polishing and other series after a careful polishing of the cut edges, in order to assess the influence of the cut edges condition. Results indicate a significant influence of the edge roughness, more distinctive for AISI 301LN than for TWIP steel
CitationMateo, A., Fargas, G., Calvo, J., Roa, J.J. Influence of laser cutting on the fatigue limit of two high strenght steels. "Materials testing", 05 Març 2015, vol. 57, núm. 2, p. 136-140.