Title

Utilization of a Microstructure Sensitive Fatigue Model for Additively Manufactured Ti-6Al-4V

Advisor

Shamsaei, Nima

Committee Member

Thompson, Scott M.

Committee Member

Daniewicz, Steven R.

Date of Degree

1-1-2016

Original embargo terms

MSU Only Indefinitely

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

The trustworthiness of AM metallic materials is not well characterized. Therefore, fatigue models that consider the unique microstructure and porosity inherent to AM parts are needed. Herein, a microstructure-based fatigue model is calibrated for use in predicting fatigue life of additively manufactured (AM) Ti-6Al-4V. Various Ti-6Al-4V samples, with variations in porosity, were fabricated using Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS), a Direct Laser Deposition method. LENS samples in the as-built and heat treated conditions, together with wrought Ti-6Al-4V samples, underwent fatigue testing, as well as microstructure and fractographic inspection. The collected microstructure/defect statistics were used for calibrating a microstructure-sensitive fatigue model. LENS Ti-6Al-4V sample fatigue lives were found to be consistently less than those of the wrought Ti-6Al-4V samples, due to the presence of pores/defects within the LENS material. Results further indicate that fatigue life predictions from the employed model were in close agreement with experimental results.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/19251

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