The Effect of Microstructure on Mechanical Properties and Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior of TC4-DT Alloy
This paper examines the influence of different microstructure on the mechanical properties and fatigue crack growth behavior of TC4-DT alloy at room temperature. Different heat treatments were carried out in order to produce the microstructure of bimodal and lamellar conditions. Results show that, the tensile properties and fracture toughness of bimodal and lamellar microstructure was varied by different heat-treatment. In contrast on bimodal microstructure, the lamellar microstructure presents high fracture toughness and low fatigue crack growth rate, but the yield stress and ductility declines. The analysis results indicted that the lamellar microstructure obtained by air cooling from the phase field showed the integrated condition of tensile properties and fracture toughness duo to the fine secondary lamella, and the better fatigue crack growth behavior.
Ran Chen and Wen-Pei Sung
L. W. Zhu et al., "The Effect of Microstructure on Mechanical Properties and Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior of TC4-DT Alloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 490-495, pp. 3767-3772, 2012