The effect of different shot peening treatments on the reversebendingfatigue behaviour of Al-7075-T651 was studied. The fatigue improvements with respect to the unpeened condition and the influence of the peening intensity on fatigue were discussed accounting for the effects of surface modifications (roughness and strain hardening) and of residualstresses. In particular the extent of the residualstress redistribution during loading was investigated by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurements. No significant residualstressrelaxation was observed in samples tested to a load level corresponding to the fatigue endurance at 5 • 106 cycles. Residualstressrelaxation was observed only when the material plastic flow stress was achieved during the compressive part of the fatigue load cycle. Accordingly, shotpeened samples with deep sub-superficial compressive residualstress peak showed a fatigue endurance level corresponding to the condition of incipient plastic flow. This phenomenon was also accompanied by sub-superficial fatigue crack initiation. On the contrary, samples tested at shorter fatigue lives showed crack initiation close to the surface. The initial and the stabilized residualstress profiles were considered for discussing the improvement in the fatigue behaviour due to peening. For this purpose, a multiaxial fatigue criterion was adopted to account for the biaxial residualstress field. The fatigue life was quite accurately predicted as long as fatigue initiation occurs on the surface.
|Titolo:||Reverse bending fatigue of shot peened 7075-T651 aluminium alloy: The role of residual stress relaxation|
|Autori:||Benedetti, Matteo; Fontanari, Vigilio; Scardi, Paolo; C. L., Ricardo; M., Bandini|
|Titolo del periodico:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FATIGUE|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2009|
|Numero e parte del fascicolo:||i. 8-9|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista (Journal article)|