Quantifying the effect of macrozones on the cold-dwell fatigue response of UD-rolled Ti-6Al-4V using high-energy X-ray diffraction

Christos Triantafyllou, Darren C. Pagan, Andrew McBride

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High-energy X-ray diffraction is used to investigate the evolution of elastic lattice strains in rolled Ti-6Al-4V specimens during cyclic loading in-situ with and without the inclusion of a 120s dwell period. A 1mm segment of the gauge section is monitored throughout the first 100 cycles for specimens extracted along the rolling direction (RD), the transverse direction (TD) and 45° between the two, to explore the effects of texture on the evolution of the micromechanical response. Five families of lattice planes from the hexagonal α phase are analysed with emphasis on lattice strain measured at the peak of each cycle, while macroscopic strain accumulation is simultaneously monitored via Digital Image Correlation. In cyclic loading conditions including a dwell period at load, a prominent increase in elastic strains is observed in prismatic and basal lattice planes with the specimen loaded 45° from the rolling direction. In the absence of dwell, both RD and TD specimen orientations exhibited subtle cyclic hardening in all families of lattice planes probed despite negligible evolution in accumulated macroscopic plastic strain. Estimations of lattice orientation-dependent stresses are also presented using directional moduli to examine redistribution of load across sets of grains with the increasing cycle count.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number142498
JournalMaterials Science & Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing
StatePublished - Feb 17 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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