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The Effects Of Gas Nitriding On Fatigue Behaviour In Titanium And Titanium Alloys

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SURF970181

Volume

17

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

884 kb

Author(s)

K. Tokaji, T. Ogawa & H. Shibata

Abstract

Fatigue behaviour has been studied on gas-nitrided smooth specimens of commercial pure titanium, alpha/beta Ti-6Al-4V alloy and beta Ti-15Mo-5Zr-3Al alloy under rotating bending, and the obtained results were compared with the fatigue behaviour of annealed or untreated specimens. It was found that the role of the nitrided layer on fatigue behaviour depended on the strength of the materials. Fatigue strength was increased by nitriding in pure titanium, while it was decreased in Ti-6Al-4V alloy and Ti-15Mo- 5Zr-3Al alloy. Based on detailed observations of fatigue crack initiation, growth and

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