FATIGUE COMPARISON OF HIGH STRENGTH STEEL, STAINLESS STEEL AND TITANIUM IN A SIMULATED OCEAN ENVIRONMENT

Marine structures are subject to fatigue loads and, potentially, an aggressive environment throughout their useful lives. This article describes an experimental program developed around a hydrofoil test article and conducted to properly evaluate the fatigue and crack growth performance of these structures. Materials addressed in this program were HY-80, HY-130, 17-4PH stainless steel, and titanium 6Al-4V. Fatigue performance of these materials in large-scale, welded structures is compared. The comparative results would be applicable to any type of marine structure.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Mining, Mettalurgy & Petroleum Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Beach, J E
    • Marchica, N V
    • Ichter, L L
  • Publication Date: 1978-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 15-20
  • Serial:
    • Journal of Metals
    • Volume: 30
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: American Institute of Mining, Mettalurgy & Petroleum Engineers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178960
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM