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Influence of Shot Peening on the Isothermal Fatigue Behavior of the Gamma Titanium Aluminide Ti-48Al-2Cr-2Nb at 750 °C

Breuner, Christoph 1; Guth, Stefan 1; Gall, Elias 1; Swadźba, Radosław; Gibmeier, Jens 1; Heilmaier, Martin 1
1 Institut für Angewandte Materialien – Werkstoffkunde (IAM-WK), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


One possibility to improve the fatigue life and strength of metallic materials is shot peening. However, at elevated temperatures, the induced residual stresses may relax. To investigate the influence of shot peening on high-temperature fatigue behavior, isothermal fatigue tests were conducted on shot-peened and untreated samples of gamma TiAl 48-2-2 at 750 °C in air. The shot-peened material was characterized using EBSD, microhardness, and residual stress analyses. Shot peening leads to a significant increase in surface hardness and high compressive residual stresses near the surface. Both effects may have a positive influence on lifetime. However, it also leads to surface notches and tensile residual stresses in the bulk material with a negative impact on cyclic lifetime. During fully reversed uniaxial tension-compression fatigue tests (R = −1) at a stress amplitude of 260 MPa, the positive effects dominate, and the fatigue lifetime increases. At a lower stress amplitude of 230 MPa, the negative effect of internal tensile residual stresses dominates, and the lifetime decreases. Shot peening leads to a transition from surface to volume crack initiation if the surface is not damaged by the shots.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000135116
Veröffentlicht am 08.07.2021
DOI: 10.3390/met11071083
Zitationen: 3
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Materialien (IAM)
Institut für Angewandte Materialien – Werkstoffkunde (IAM-WK)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2075-4701
KITopen-ID: 1000135116
Erschienen in Metals
Verlag MDPI
Band 11
Heft 7
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 1083
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung This article belongs to the Special Issue TiAl-Based Alloys and Their Applications.
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