Distinct fatigue crack propagation limit of new precipitation-hardened aluminium alloy

Takahiro Shikama, Yoshimasa Takahashi, Lei Zeng, Shinji Yoshihara, Tadashi Aiura, Kenji Higashida, Hiroshi Noguchi

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New aluminium alloys were developed by adding excess Mg to the ordinary precipitation-hardened aluminium alloy, JIS 6061-T6. By analyzing the results of the fatigue tests and the coaxing effect test, the existence of a distinct fatigue crack propagation limit in these new aluminium alloys was confirmed using a small-holed specimen. Moreover, by comparing the fatigue process with that of the 6061 alloy, the possibility of generating the fatigue limit in face-centred cubic metals, which has been considered to be absent, was discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-52
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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