Fatigue Failure Prediction by X-Ray Double Crystal Diffractometry.
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DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD
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X-ray double crystal diffractometry and reflection topography were employed to examine the deformation response of single crystals and Al 2024 alloy specimens. A propensity for work hardening in the surface layers compared to the bulk material was demonstrated for both tensile-deformed and fatigue-cycled metals. The cyclically induced defect distribution with depth from the specimen surface was also investigated as a function of the fraction of fatigue life. This led to a capability for predicting the fatigue life and failure by a nondestructive x-ray diffraction method. Author
- Metallurgy and Metallography