Fatigue Properties and Design Criteria of a Gamma Titanium Aluminide Alloy
The fatigue properties of a Ti-48Al-2Cr-2Nb alloy obtained by electron beam melting (EBM) with a patented process has been examined by conducting high cycle fatigue tests performed at different loading ratios both at room temperature and at high temperatures, comparable to those experienced by the components during service. Some tests have been conducted in the superlong life regime well exceeding 10 million cycles, highlighting individual fatigue characteristics of the studied TiAl alloy.
S. Beretta et al., "Fatigue Properties and Design Criteria of a Gamma Titanium Aluminide Alloy", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 465, pp. 531-534, 2011