Study the Effect of Cooling Rate on Fatigue Strength and Fatigue Life of Heated Carbon Steel Bars

Ali S. Yasir


The fatigue failure is the reason of (90%) of mechanical failures. This work tries improving the fatigue strength and increasing the fatigue life for steel bars that used in concrete reinforcing. Tensile test were done to find the mechanical properties of steel bar. The heating over critical temperature (AC3) and cooling by different cooling rates were done for steel bars, and tested this samples by tensile and fatigue tests. The tensile test results show increasing in yield and tensile strength for sample that cooled by oil (medium cooling rate).The  fatigue test results show increasing in the fatigue life for samples that cooled by oil.

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