On the role of thermal exposure on the stress controlled fatigue behavior Of an intermediate strength γ−TiAl based alloy

Ze Huang, S. Huang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)
171 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Fatigue specimens with four types of surface (EDM plane-sited and notched, shot peened and electropolished) were assessed under three exposure conditions (no exposure, block exposure, individual exposure-oxidation at 700 °C for 10000 h) to quantify the effects of surface roughness, stress concentration, oxidation and inner microstructural changes on fatigue strength of an intermediate strength TiAl alloy Ti-45Al-2Mn-2Nb-0.8 vol%TiB2. With σ0.2=468 MPa, S-N fatigue is found to be conducted mainly under a loading condition of σmax>σ0.2. Local plastic deformation occurred on the maximum-stressed surface. The alloy becomes less sensitive than high strength alloys (σ0.2>600 MPa) to surface damages and notches. Also observed is that electropolishing is less effective than shot peeing in improving the fatigue strength because the latter is able to produce a deep compressive-stress zone. The fatigue performances of all types of surface are improved when subjected to block exposure, attributed to thermal conditioning of the bulk material which is little changed during 10000-h exposure. Exposure-induced fatigue strengthening occurs on the EDM and electropolished surfaces but not on shot peened surface after individual exposure-oxidation. The fatigue behaviour of a specific surface depends upon whether or not the beneficial effects outweigh the detrimental effects, which are varied with varied surface. Also found is that electropolishing rather than shot peening is more effective in retaining oxidation resistance when subjected to long-term exposure-oxidation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Early online date31 Mar 2015
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 31 Mar 2015

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'On the role of thermal exposure on the stress controlled fatigue behavior Of an intermediate strength γ−TiAl based alloy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this