Fatigue of Beta Processed and Beta Heat-treated Titanium Alloys

  • Russell Wanhill
  • Simon Barter

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Russell Wanhill, Simon Barter
    Pages 1-3
  3. Russell Wanhill, Simon Barter
    Pages 5-10
  4. Russell Wanhill, Simon Barter
    Pages 11-17
  5. Russell Wanhill, Simon Barter
    Pages 19-26
  6. Russell Wanhill, Simon Barter
    Pages 27-40
  7. Russell Wanhill, Simon Barter
    Pages 41-50
  8. Russell Wanhill, Simon Barter
    Pages 51-51

About this book


This publication reviews most of the available literature on the fatigue properties of β annealed Ti-6Al-4V and titanium alloys with similar microstructures. The focus is on β processed and β heat-treated alloys because β annealed Ti-6Al-4V has been selected for highly loaded and fatigue-critical structures, including the main wing-carry-through bulkheads and vertical tail stubs, of advanced high-performance military aircraft.


An important aspect of the review is a concise survey of fatigue life assessment methods and the required types of fatigue data. This survey provides the background to recommendations for further research, especially on the fatigue behaviour of β annealed Ti-6Al-4V under realistic fatigue load histories, including the essential topic of short/small fatigue crack growth. Such research is required for independent fatigue life assessments that conform to the aircraft manufacturer’s design requirements, and also for life reassessments that most probably will have to be made during the service life of the aircraft.


damage tolerance fatigue of materials micro structures titanium alloys

Authors and affiliations

  • Russell Wanhill
    • 1
  • Simon Barter
    • 2
  1. 1., Aerospace Vehicles DivisionNational Aerospace laboratory NLREmmeloordNetherlands
  2. 2., Air Vehicle DivisionDefence Science and Technology Org.MelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-2523-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-2524-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5318
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