Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

The Bolt Bearing Response and Tensile Deformation Capacity of Plates Made from a Titanium Alloy

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 8-2012

Abstract

In this article, the bearing capacity and elongation characteristics of bolt holes in a titanium alloy (i.e., Ti-6Al-4V) deformed in uniaxial tension is presented and discussed. The specific role played by bolt hole confinement on bearing capacity is highlighted. The nature of final fracture is examined and the intrinsic features present on the fracture surface are rationalized in concurrence with macroscopic mechanical response. The behavior of the candidate alloy (Ti-6Al-4V) is compared with conventionally preferred and chosen candidate materials steel and aluminum alloys. An empirical relationship suitable for purpose of structural design is proposed.

Publication Title

Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

Volume

21

Issue

8

First Page

1696

Last Page

1702