This paper is aimed at evaluating the behaviour of small cracks emanating from notches in the Ti-6Al-4V alloy. Pulsating four point bending tests were performed at a nominal stress ratio of 0.1 and a frequency of 15 Hz on prismatic specimens with a central hole. The conditions of initiation and early propagation of fatigue cracks were investigated at two relatively high nominal stress levels corresponding to 56.6 and 100% of the 0.2% yield stress of the material. Microstructural effects were discussed. To this purpose a specific device based on the in situ detection of cracks by photomicroscopy was developed. Corresponding results were analysed quantitatively considering the effect of the yielded region at the notch tip by elastic plastic finite element modelling. Furthermore, information regarding the sites of fatigue crack initiation and propagation path were discussed on the basis of careful fractographic analysis of the specimens. The importance of the two phase alpha,beta microstructure on the material damage was highlighted and correlated to the observed oscillations in the crack growth rate. Mechanically and microstructurally long cracks were correlated by linear-elastic fracture mechanics.
|Autori:||Benedetti M.; Bertini L.; Fontanari V.|
|Titolo:||Behaviour of fatigue cracks emanating from circular notches in Ti-6Al-4V under bending RID D-2953-2009|
|Anno del prodotto:||2004|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1460-2695.2004.00731.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|