Micromechanical approaches to understand dwell fatigue: from titanium a-b microstructures to disc thermal alleviation

Zheng, Zebang; Zhang, Zhen; Britton, Ben; Dunne, Fionn

MATEC Web of Conferences 321 (2020)

Micro-pillar tests on α and α-β colony Ti alloys in combination with crystal plasticity finite element analysis has enabled the extraction of a and b phase slip strength and rate sensitivity properties. Faithfully representative α-β microstructure polycrystal plasticity models have then been established in order to investigate dwell fatigue in isothermal rig test behaviour and anisothermal thermomechanical flight loading conditions. The role of thermal alleviation in diminishing dwell sensitivity has been demonstrated.