Fatigue Behavior of Porous Ti-6Al-4V Made by Laser-Engineered Net Shaping
AbstractThe fatigue behavior and fracture mechanisms of additively manufactured Ti-6Al-4V specimens are investigated in this study. Three sets of testing samples were fabricated for the assessment of fatigue life. The first batch of samples was built by using Laser-Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) technology, a Direct Energy Deposition (DED) method. Internal voids and defects were induced in a second batch of samples by changing LENS machine processing parameters. Fatigue performance of these samples is compared to the wrought Ti-6Al-4V samples. The effects of machine-induced porosity are assessed on mechanical properties and results are presented in the form of SN curves for the three sets of samples. Fracture mechanisms are examined by using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) to characterize the morphological characteristics of the failure surface. Different fracture surface morphologies are observed for porous and non-porous specimens due to the combination of head write speed and laser power. Formation of defects such as pores, unmelted regions, and gas entrapments affect the failure mechanisms in porous specimens. Non-porous specimens exhibit fatigue properties comparable with that of the wrought specimens, but porous specimens are found to show a tremendous reduced fatigue strength. View Full-Text
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Razavi, S.M.J.; Bordonaro, G.G.; Ferro, P.; Torgersen, J.; Berto, F. Fatigue Behavior of Porous Ti-6Al-4V Made by Laser-Engineered Net Shaping. Materials 2018, 11, 284.
Razavi SMJ, Bordonaro GG, Ferro P, Torgersen J, Berto F. Fatigue Behavior of Porous Ti-6Al-4V Made by Laser-Engineered Net Shaping. Materials. 2018; 11(2):284.Chicago/Turabian Style
Razavi, Seyed M.J.; Bordonaro, Giancarlo G.; Ferro, Paolo; Torgersen, Jan; Berto, Filippo. 2018. "Fatigue Behavior of Porous Ti-6Al-4V Made by Laser-Engineered Net Shaping." Materials 11, no. 2: 284.
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