International Conference on Materials, Processing and Product Engineering: Thermal Stability of Residual Stresses in Ti-6Al-4V components

Aleksandar Stanojevic, Bernd Oberwinkler, Paul Angerer

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The need for light weight design while maintaining a high safety is essential for many components, especially in the aircraft industry. Therefore, it’s important to consider every aspect to reduce weight, improve fatigue life and maintain safety of crucial components. Residual stresses are a major factor which can positively influence components and fulfil all three requirements. However, due to the inconstancy of the behaviour of residual stresses during the life time of a component, residual stresses are often neglected. If the behaviour of residual stresses could be described reliably over the entire life time of a component, residual stresses could be taken into account and components could be optimized even further. Mechanical and thermal loads are the main reason for relaxation of residual stresses. This work covers the thermal stability of residual stresses in Ti-6Al-4V components. Therefore, exposure tests at raised temperatures were performed on specimens with different surface conditions. Residual stresses were measured by x-ray diffraction before and after testing. Creep tests were also carried out to describe the creep behaviour and thereby the ability for residual stress relaxation. A correlation between the creep rate and amount of relaxed stress was found. The creep behaviour of the material was described by using a combination of the Norton Power law and the Arrhenius equation. The Zener-Wert-Avrami model was used to describe the residual stress relaxation. With these models a satisfying correlation between measured and calculated data was found. Hence, the relaxation of residual stresses due to thermal load was described reliably.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages69
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2015
EventMPPE 2015 - Montanuniversität Leoben, Leoben, Austria
Duration: 3 Nov 20155 Nov 2015


ConferenceMPPE 2015

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