The effect of residual stresses and strain reversal on the fracture toughness of TiAl alloys

Fritz Appel, Jonathan Paul, Peter Staron, Michael Oehring, Othmar Kolednik, Jozef Predan, Franz-Dieter Fischer

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The effect of local deformation on the fracture behaviour of TiAl alloys was investigated. Roller indentations impressed parallel to the crack plane significantly improve the fracture toughness. The residual strains present in the indentation zone were characterized by X-ray diffraction and modelled using finite element (FE) calculations. The experimentally observed macrostrains exhibit remarkable crystallographic anisotropies and are unequally shared between the major alloy constituents. The mechanisms behind the observed toughening have been discussed in terms of the residual strains and factors improving the crack tip plasticity. With regard to intended high-temperature applications, the temperature retention of the toughening effect was studied.
Seiten (von - bis)17-29
FachzeitschriftMaterials science and engineering: A, Structural materials: properties, microstructure and processing
Ausgabenummer2 January
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 7 Okt. 2017

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