Multicyclic fatigue of stainless steel treated by a high-intensity electron beam: Surface layer structure

Yu F. Ivanov, N. N. Koval, S. V. Gorbunov, S. V. Vorobyov, S. V. Konovalov, V. E. Gromov

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It is shown that an electron-beam treatment of the 08X18H10T steel specimens under the condition of melting of the ~5 μm surface layer (electron beam energy density 25 J/cm2) increases their fatigue life by a factor of 3.5. The structural-phase states and defect substructure of this steel are studied by the methods of optical, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, and the factors responsible for its increased fatigue life are revealed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-583
Number of pages9
JournalRussian Physics Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2011



  • electron-beam treatment
  • fatigue
  • structural-phase states

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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