BEHAVIOUR OF SMALL FATIGUE CRACKS IN CU-5.5NI-1.28SI ALLOY ROUND-BAR SPECIMENS
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MASAHIRO GOTO, TAKAEI YAMAMOTO, SEUNG ZEON HAN, JEE HYUK AHN, JUNICHI KITAMURA, RYOUTAROU TAKANAMI, TERUTOSHI YAKUSHIJI, JEHYUN LEE
Cu-5.5Ni-1.28Si alloy processed by air-cooling after solution heat treatment was conducted to prevent the generation of discontinuous precipitates which bring a detrimental effect on mechanical properties, and stress-controlled fatigue tests were carried out at room temperature. The change in the surface damage during stressing was monitored by means of both direct observation and plastic replication technique, showing the crack initiation at grain boundaries, crystallographic slip planes and twin boundaries. The growth rate of a small crack can be determined by a term óanl when n = 5.4, not by the stress intensity factor range.
fatigue, copper alloy, crack propagation, microstructure