Special Issue "Fatigue of Intermetallics"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Gilbert Hénaff

ISAE ENSMA, PPRIME Inst, Futuroscope, France
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Interests: structural intermetallics; crack initiation; fatigue crack propagation; cyclic deformation; fatigue design; failure analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Intermetallic compounds, typically titanium aluminides, are now actual structural materials in the automotive and aerospace industries. The control of the fatigue strength of these materials is, therefore, a major challenge in order to ensure the integrity of components. This aim of this Special Issue is to present a review of the latest advances in the various aspects of fatigue of intermetallics. We invite contributions on topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • Cyclic deformation mechanisms in relation with microstructure;
  • Crack initiation;
  • Crack propagation;
  • Environmental effects on fatigue resistance;
  • Creep-fatigue
  • Thermo-mechanical fatigue;
  • Influence of processing (casting, forging, powder metallurgy, additive manufacturing, etc.) on fatigue strength;
  • Specific fatigue design methods and life prognosis.

Prof. Dr. Gilbert Hénaff
Guest Editor

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  • dislocation
  • damage
  • microstructure
  • fatigue life
  • environmental effects
  • failure
  • elevated temperatures

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Open AccessArticle Analysis of Fatigue and Wear Behaviour in Ultrafine Grained Connecting Rods
Metals 2017, 7(8), 289; doi:10.3390/met7080289
Received: 3 July 2017 / Revised: 19 July 2017 / Accepted: 20 July 2017 / Published: 29 July 2017
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Over the last few years there has been an increasing interest in the study and development of processes that make it possible to obtain ultra-fine grained materials. Although there exists a large number of published works related to the improvement of the mechanical
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Over the last few years there has been an increasing interest in the study and development of processes that make it possible to obtain ultra-fine grained materials. Although there exists a large number of published works related to the improvement of the mechanical properties in these materials, there are only a few studies that analyse their in-service behaviour (fatigue and wear). In order to bridge the gap, in this present work, the fatigue and wear results obtained for connecting rods manufactured by using two different aluminium alloys (AA5754 and AA5083) previously deformed by severe plastic deformation (SPD), using Equal Channel Angular Pressing (ECAP), in order to obtain the ultrafine grain size in the processed materials are shown. For both aluminium alloys, two initial states were studied: annealed and ECAPed. The connecting rods were manufactured from the previously processed materials by using isothermal forging. Fatigue and wear experiments were carried out in order to characterize the in-service behaviour of the components. A comparative study of the results was made for both initial states of the materials. Furthermore, Finite Element Modelling (FEM) simulations were used in order to compare experimental results with those obtained from simulations. In addition, dimensional wear coefficients were found for each of the aluminium alloys and initial deformation states. This research work aims to progress the knowledge of the behaviour of components manufactured from ultrafine grain materials. Full article
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