Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Influence of Stress State on High Cycle Fatigue of Notched Ti-6Al-4V Specimens

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1999

Abstract

The high cycle fatigue (HCF) notch size effect is investigated for Ti-6Al-4V flat dogbone specimens with two notch sizes, each having an elastic stress concentration factor of Kt=2.72. Points were generated on a constant life Haigh diagram using a step-loading technique. The notch size effect is compared with previous results obtained from circumferentially notched cylindrical specimens in terms of the biaxial state of stress at the notch root and von Mises effective stress. Within the range of dimensions tested, there is limited dependence of the fatigue limit upon the notch root radius. Stresses at the notch root and the fatigue notch factor are examined as a function of uniaxial stress, effective stress, notch plasticity, and notch root radius.

Publication Title

International Journal of Fatigue

Volume

21

Issue

1

First Page

S87

Last Page

S95