The Influence of Surface Residual Stress on Fatigue Limit of Titanium

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E. C. Reed, J. A. Viens

Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Division, United Aircraft Corporation, East Hartford, Conn.

J. Eng. Ind 82(1), 76-78 (Feb 01, 1960) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3663004 History: Received January 08, 1959; Online December 09, 2011


Investigation of the effect of surface residual stress on the endurance limit of 6Al 4V titanium alloy shows that this effect is equal within experimental error to the residual stress divided by a constant. Results can be expressed by a simple equation. A value for the constant has been derived.

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