This paper presents an oblique incidence technique for characterizing the ultrasonic nonlinearity of a stainless steel 316L alloy subjected to high-cycle fatigue testing. A rectangular hourglass-shaped specimen was prepared, and various fatigue-driven deformations were accumulated at several positions near the middle of the specimen. These locations were chosen to correspond to areas likely to exhibit stress concentration responses resulting in slip and dislocation evolution. The nonlinearity increased significantly near the center of the specimen and thus was strongly correlated with fatigue damage. An oblique incidence technique using longitudinal waveforms is a potentially viable method for characterizing the high-cycle fatigue deformation of 316L alloys.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics