Strength of Materials

, Volume 11, Issue 6, pp 558–563 | Cite as

Relationship of fracture relief formed in growth of a fatigue crack in aluminum alloys to the mechanism of failure

  • V. S. Ivanova
  • A. A. Shanyavskii
Scientific-Technical Section


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    Fatigue failure of aluminum alloys is characterized by three zones of the fracture, PS, S, and P or P + S, corresponding to the three different mechanisms of crack growth. A change in the mechanism of crack growth is related to reaching the threshold values of the range of stress-intensity coefficient ΔK I N−1 and ΔK I N . The maximum range of change in the range of the stress-intensity coefficient in which the rule of formation of a single stiration during a single load cycle is observed and the failure process is controlled by the value of ΔKI is determined by the failure constant Δ of the material, which is equal to 0.22 for aluminum alloys [3],

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    This feature of the formation of stirated fracture relief must be taken into consideration in measuring the spacing of stirations to determine the period of steady growth of a crack. All of the measurements must be made in the center of the sample or part away from the focus of the fracture in the direction of propagation of the crack to the maximum depth. A crack will always propagate in this direction under conditions of plane deformation, and the results of measuring the spacing of stirations in objects of different geometry and different materials will correspond to the condition of similarity of crack growth based on the stressed state.



Aluminum Fatigue Stressed State Aluminum Alloy Fatigue Crack 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. S. Ivanova
    • 1
  • A. A. Shanyavskii
    • 1
  1. 1.A. A. Baikov Institute of MetallurgyAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscow

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