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Elevated temperature fatigue of Al-Si piston alloys

Joyce, M.R., Styles, C.M. and Reed, P.A.S., (2002) Elevated temperature fatigue of Al-Si piston alloys Gregson, P.J. and Harris, S. (eds.) In Aluminium Alloys 2002: Their Physical and Mechanical Properties. Trans Tech., pp. 1261-1266.

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Long crack fatigue tests were carried out on two cast Al-Si alloys used in the manufacture of pistons for small automotive engines. These were performed at a frequency of 15Hz at room temperature, 200 degreesC and 350 degreesC, in addition further tests were performed at 50Hz at the highest temperature. The fatigue performance of both alloys was found to improve with increasing temperature. This was linked to a change in fatigue crack propagation mechanism in both alloys with respect to the primary Si phase. It was seen that the transition between a given Si phase decohering or fracturing ahead of a fatigue crack occurred at a temperature and strain rate dependent critical stress intensity factor. The relation between critical stress intensity factor, temperature and strain rate differentiated the two materials studied.

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Published date: 2002
Additional Information: Series ISSN 0255-5476
Venue - Dates: 8th International Conference ICAA8, 2002-07-02 - 2002-07-05
Keywords: long fatigue crack growth, micro-mechanisms, Al-Si alloy, high temperature
Organisations: Engineering Mats & Surface Engineerg Gp


Local EPrints ID: 43073
ISBN: 0878498990
ISSN: 0255-5476
PURE UUID: c475bf62-1d19-42d0-92e3-4afe8524b479
ORCID for P.A.S. Reed: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 10 Jan 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:20

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Author: M.R. Joyce
Author: C.M. Styles
Author: P.A.S. Reed ORCID iD
Editor: P.J. Gregson
Editor: S. Harris

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