CRACK PROPAGATION IN ALUMINUM ALLOYS UNDER HIGH-AMPLITUDE CYCLIC LOAD

Crack propagation studies were conducted on a variety of structural aluminum alloys under high stress-intensity amplitude cyclic load (delta K greater than 10 ksi square root of in.). The alloys under investigation included 2219-T87, 5456-H321, 6061-T651, 7005-T63, 7039-T6X31, and 7106-T63. The yield strengths of these alloys ranged from 34 to 55 ksi. Tests were conducted in ambient room air and in 3.5-percent NaCl saltwater environments. Data are presented on log-log coordinates in terms of fatigue crack growth rate (da/dN) as a function of the stress-intensity factor range (delta K). (Author)

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    Naval Research Laboratory

    Stennis Space Center, MS  USA  39529-5004
  • Authors:
    • Crooker, T W
  • Publication Date: 1971-7-12

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  • Pagination: 20 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00024767
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NRL-7286
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1972 12:00AM