Institute of Fundamental Technological Research
Polish Academy of Sciences


J.D. Costa

Recent publications
1.  Macek W., Branco R., Podulka P., Kopeć M., Zhu S., Costa J., A brief note on entire fracture surface topography parameters for 18Ni300 maraging steel produced by LB-PBF after LCF, Engineering Failure Analysis, ISSN: 1350-6307, DOI: 10.1016/j.engfailanal.2023.107541, No.107541, pp.1-27, 2023

The concept of entire fracture surface investigation is helpful in explaining fatigue phenomena. In this paper, this method has been applied for 18Ni300 maraging steel using a 3D measurement system. Before post-mortem analysis, the specimens produced by laser beam powder bed fusion (LB-PBF) were tested under low-cycle fatigue (LCF) for eight strain amplitudes in the interval 0.3% to 1.0%. The attention was placed on the relationship between the fatigue features, represented by the strain level and the fatigue life as well as the fracture surface topography evaluated in the form of areal, volume and fractal dimension parameters. It was found that fatigue life predictions calculated using the core material volume Vmc, obtained with the entire fracture surface method were within a scatter band with factors of ±1.5. The present results can be useful for the analysis of damaged structural elements exposed to LCF, especially for materials produced by additive manufacturing (AM). The outcomes of this brief note are important for the development of other fractographic methods and validation of fatigue life evaluation procedures.

18Ni300 steel,laser beam powder bed fusion,low-cycle fatigue,surface metrology,entire fracture surface method,fractography,fractal dimension

Macek W. - other affiliation
Branco R. - other affiliation
Podulka P. - other affiliation
Kopeć M. - IPPT PAN
Zhu S. - other affiliation
Costa J. - other affiliation

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