The Improvement of High Cycle Fatigue Properties of AC4CH Alloy with Shot Peening Treatment
In order to investigate the effect of SP treatment on the high cycle fatigue properties such as fatigue strength, crack initiation and propagation behaviors, rotating bending fatigue tests on shot-peening (SP) treated AC4CH aluminum alloy were carried out. The fatigue properties of the SP-treated material were compared with fatigue properties of the non-peened material, the hot isostatic pressure (HIP) treated material and the semi-liquid (SL) die casting material. the main conclusions obtained were, (1) The fatigue properties of SP-treated material is most excellent in all materials. (2) The fatigue life property of AC4CH alloys is significantly affected by fatigue crack initiation behavior. The reason why the SP-treated material has longer fatigue life than those of other material is that it has no cast defects near the surface by the effect of SP treatment. (3) The reason of fatigue life improvement by SP treatment is decrease of fatigue crack propagation rate.
Young-Jin Kim, Dong-Ho Bae and Yun-Jae Kim
K. Masaki et al., "The Improvement of High Cycle Fatigue Properties of AC4CH Alloy with Shot Peening Treatment ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 297-300, pp. 1919-1924, 2005