Ultrasonic fatigue properties of an age-hardened Al alloy 6061-T6

Norio Kawagoishi, Qiang Chen, Nu Yan, Qingyuan Wang, Masahiro Goto

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In order to investigate the influence of loading frequency on the fatigue properties of Al alloy, ultrasonic fatigue tests were carried out for an age-hardened Al alloy, 6061-T6. The results were compared with those of rotating bending fatigue in view points of initiation and propagation behavior of a crack and fracture mechanism. Fatigue life was longer in ultrasonic fatigue than in rotating bending fatigue, which was mainly caused by the suppression of crack initiation. In ultrasonic fatigue, many fatigue voids and cleavage cracks were observed on the fracture surface in addition to the shear mode cracks, striations and dimples, which were typical fracture modes in rotating bending.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1139-1145
Number of pages7
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, A Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part A
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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