Fatigue Behavior and Failure Analysis of Ti-6Al-4V Forging with High Oxygen Content

  • Yunxi Liu
  • Wei Chen
  • Zhiqiang Li
  • Bin Tang
  • Gang Yao
Conference paper


The microstructure, texture and HCF (high cycle fatigue) behavior of a Ti–6Al–4V forging with 0.20 wt% oxygen were investigated. The material was composed of 80 vol% of equiaxed αp grains and 20 vol% of transformed β (βT). Average size of the αp phase was about 14 μm. EBSD analysis indicated a weak basal texture with intensity of 2 times random. The forging billet exhibited a good combination of ductility and strength performance and the mechanical properties did not show obvious anisotropy. The fatigue life had a large scatter and the mean life increased as the stress level decreased. The minimum life and POF = 0.1% life of the samples increased with the decrease of stress level. The difference of the feature of facets at the fatigue crack initiation region is considered to be the main cause of fatigue life scatter. The formation of the faceted area in fatigue crack initiation area results from the nucleation site of fatigue crack located in grain clusters with similar orientation.


Ti–6Al–4V alloy Basal texture High cycle fatigue Life distribution High oxygen content 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yunxi Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wei Chen
    • 1
  • Zhiqiang Li
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bin Tang
    • 3
  • Gang Yao
    • 1
  1. 1.AVIC Manufacturing Technology InstituteBeijingChina
  2. 2.Aviation Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Plastic FormingBeijingChina
  3. 3.Northwestern Polytechnical UniversityXi’anChina

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