Crystallographic Orientation Dependence of Fatigue Crack Propagation Behavior in Rolled AZ31 Magnesium Alloy
This paper deals with fatigue crack propagation behavior of rolled AZ31B magnesium alloy. Two types of specimens with the loading axis parallel to rolling direction were machined; fatigue crack propagation direction was parallel to transverse direction (L-T specimen), and short transverse direction (L-S specimen). Fatigue crack propagation tests were performed with center cracked plate tension specimen with stress ratio R=0.1 and frequency of 10Hz at room temperature. Crack propagation rate of L-T specimen was approximately 10 times higher than that of L-S specimen. SEM-EBSD observations revealed that the c-axis direction is unfavorable for the fatigue crack propagation in textured polycrystalline magnesium alloy.
Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
S. Morita et al., "Crystallographic Orientation Dependence of Fatigue Crack Propagation Behavior in Rolled AZ31 Magnesium Alloy", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 723-726, 2010