Comparison of the fatigue behaviour of an Al-Zn-Mg-Cu alloy (7010) in the form of squeeze and chill castings and rolled plate

Tai Man Yue

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The relationship between the fatigue properties and grain size of the commercial 7010 alloy composition in squeeze-cast form has been established and the properties compared to those of rolled plate and gravity-cast 7010 material. The fatigue strength of the squeeze-cast material was found to lie between those of the gravity-cast and the plate material. A decrease in the grain size of the squeeze-cast material considerably improved its fatigue strength. However, the reverse was found to be the case for the fatigue crack propagation resistance. At ΔK values below ∼ 11 MPa m-1/2, fatigue cracks in plate material grew at a lower rate than in the squeeze-cast material and vice versa at higher ΔK values. The effects of some of the microstructural differences on the fatigue behaviours of the squeeze-cast, gravity-cast and plate material are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-182
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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