THE RELATIONSHIP OF AXIAL STRAIN INDUCED BY CYCLIC TORSION TO METAL STABILITY AND FATIGUE FAILURE IN TI-6AL-4V

The response was studied of the alloy Ti-6AL-4Vto reversed cyclic torsional fatigue loading. The torsional strain amplitudes were all below the yield strain (pseudoelastic fatigue); therefore, plastic deformation is small and the conventional techniques for studying fatigue in plastic metals are ineffective. A technique for studying the response of the metal that is based upon the 'Ronay effect' was applied to the study of pseudoelastic fatigue in Ti-6AL-4V. The application of the technique showed that there was a metal instability at torsional strains of approximately plus or minus 0.0055. Other related observations that indicate an instability at this strain are the occurrence of creep steps during dead loading and it was also observed that the cycles to failure vs strain amplitude curve changes from (S) type to (H) type at this strain amplitude.

  • Corporate Authors:

    George Washington Transportation Research Institute. Center for Intelligent Systems Research

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  • Authors:
    • Freedman, M
    • Gilmore, C M
    • Imam, M A
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

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  • Pagination: 21 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00126371
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-15 Tech. Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-67-A0214-0011
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM