THE CORRELATION BETWEEN FATIGUE PROPERTY AND PORE MORPHOLOGY OF POWDER METALLURGY TI6AL4V
The microstructure and fatigue properties of sintered Ti-6Al-4V were investi- gated as a function of sintered density and pore morphology. A quantitative analysis of microstructure was conducted to correlate with tensile and fatigue properties to understand the in uence of sintering density and pore morphology. Low cycle fatigue (LCF) using constant strain control was conducted at room temperature, R=-1 and sine waveform. High cycle fatigue (HCF) using constant stress control was conducted at room temperature, R=0.1 and sine waveform. It was found that there was no signi cant di erence in tensile strength but the fatigue endurance limit was increased by 20% when the sintering density was increased from 95% to 99%. Moreover, fatigue endurance limit was increased when the shape factor increased among three di er- ent sintering conditions(1010 -60min-690MPa, 1130 -90min-410MPa, 1250 -30min- 550MPa). Fracture surface analysis indicated that the fatigue crack initiated from the cluster of pore either at surface or at the sub-surface. The implication of pore morphology and porosity on mechanical behaviour and fatigue fracture of P/M Ti- 6Al-4V were discussed. It was estimated that the shape factor was 0.05 for A-50 and 0.07 for A-100, respectively. A polynomial relationship was found between the fatigue endurance limit and shape factor among three sintering con gurations. It was found that the PM parts with a higher shape factor had a higher fatigue endurance limit.