Evaluation of fatigue characteristics of aluminum alloys and mechanical components using extreme value statistics and C-specimens

Jungsub Lee, Sang Youn Park, Byoung Ho Choi

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Abstract

In this study, the fatigue characteristics of aluminum alloys and mechanical components were investigated. To evaluate the effect of forging, fatigue specimens with the same chemical com-positions were prepared from billets and forged mechanical components. To evaluate the cleanli-ness of the aluminum alloys, the cross-sectional area of specimens was observed, and the maximum inclusion sizes were obtained using extreme value statistics. Rotary bending fatigue tests were per-formed, and the fracture surfaces of the specimens were analyzed. The results show that the forging process not only elevated the fatigue strength but also reduced the scatter of the fatigue life of aluminum alloys. The fatigue characteristics of C-specimens were obtained to develop finite-element method (FEM) models. With the intrinsic fatigue properties and strain–life approach, the FEM analysis results agreed well with the test results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1915
JournalMetals
Volume11
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Dec

Keywords

  • Extreme value statistics
  • Fatigue
  • Finite-element method analysis
  • Forging
  • Wrought aluminum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Metals and Alloys

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