Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Shankar Mall, PhD
The purpose of this research is to investigate the fretting fatigue behavior of the titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V at elevated temperature is investigated. Fretting and plain fatigue experiments are conducted at 260 °C. Crack initiation location and crack initiation orientation is measured and fretting and plain fatigue life data of the specimens from these tests are obtained. Fatigue parameters capable of predicting the number of cycles to specimen failure, the crack location and the crack orientation along the contact surface are analyzed. The parameters are calculated by using the computed stresses and strains obtained from the finite element analysis. The mechanisms responsible for the fretting fatigue crack initiation are determined. The effect of elevated temperature is examined by comparing room and elevated temperature fretting and plain fatigue data.
DTIC Accession Number
Sahan, Onder, "Fretting Fatigue Behavior of a Titanium Alloy Ti-6AL-4V at Elevated Temperature" (2002). Theses and Dissertations. 4372.