WIT Press

Fatigue Strength Of Light Metals - Influence Of Near Structure Materials State

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SURF970161

Volume

17

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,094 kb

Author(s)

W. Zinn & B. Scholtes

Abstract

Mechanical surface treatments, such as shot peening or deep rolling, are well known processes to improve the fatigue strength of metallic components. This is due to favourable microstructural alterations in relatively thin surface layers connected with the surface treatments applied as a consequence of near surface inhomogeneous plastic deformations. Typical examples are shown, demonstrating the fatigue strength increase of mechanically surface treated specimens. In the case of light weight materials, e. g. magnesium, aluminium or titanium base alloys, process parameters have to be well adapted in individual cases to achieve optimum near surface materials states, taking the wide range of mechanical properties attainable with such materials as a result of

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