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Mechanisms Governing Fatigue, Damage, and Fracture of Commercially Pure Titanium for Viable Aerospace Applications
Journal of Aerospace Engineering
  • Udaykar Bathini, University of Akron Main Campus
  • Tirumalai S. Srivatsan, University of Akron, main campus
  • Anil Patnaik, University of Akron, main campus
  • Craig C. Menzemer, University of Akron, main campus
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
9-30-2010
Abstract
In this paper, the cyclic stress amplitude controlled high-cycle fatigue properties and final fracture behavior of commercially pure titanium (Grade 2) are presented and discussed. The material characterization was developed and put forth for selection and use in a spectrum of applications spanning the industries of aerospace, defense, chemical, marine, and commercial products. Test specimens were prepared from the as-received plate stock of the material with the stress axis both parallel (longitudinal) and perpendicular (transverse) to the rolling direction of the plate. The test specimens were cyclically deformed at a constant load ratio of 0.1, at different values of maximum stress, and the corresponding cycles-to-failure is presented. The cyclic fatigue fracture surfaces were examined in a scanning electron microscope to establish the macroscopic fracture mode, the intrinsic features on the fatigue fracture surface, and the role of applied stress-microstructural feature interactions in governing failure. The intrinsic features on the fracture surface as a function of maximum stress and resultant cyclic fatigue life are discussed.
Citation Information
Udaykar Bathini, Tirumalai S. Srivatsan, Anil Patnaik and Craig C. Menzemer. "Mechanisms Governing Fatigue, Damage, and Fracture of Commercially Pure Titanium for Viable Aerospace Applications" Journal of Aerospace Engineering Vol. 24 Iss. 4 (2010) p. 415 - 424
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