Title

High Temperature Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior of Ti-6Al-4V

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2002

Department

Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

Experimental evaluation of high temperature, Fatigue Crack Growth Rate (FCGR) data for Ti-6Al-4V, a titanium alloy, is presented. The FCGR data were measured at room temperature, 175, 230, 290 and 345°C using the Direct Current Potential Difference (DCPD) technique. Compact Tension (CT) specimens were used in the program and crack growth rates (da/dN) vs. Mode I stress intensity factor ranges (AK) were plotted as a function of temperature. A temperature rise from 175 to 345°C did not cause a substantial increase in crack growth rates within the Stage II region where a linear relationship describes the behavior. Formation of secondary cracks, observed at higher temperatures, may have slowed the crack propagation as observed in the fractography.

DOI

10.1515/HTMP.2002.21.4.229

First Page

229

Last Page

236

Publication Title

High Temperature Materials and Processes

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