Assessment of mechanical and fatigue crack growth properties of wire + arc additively manufactured mild steel components

Shamir, Muhammad and Igwemezie, Victor and Lotfian, Saeid and Jones, Rhys and Asif, Huzaifa and Ganguly, Supriyo and Mehmanparast, Ali (2022) Assessment of mechanical and fatigue crack growth properties of wire + arc additively manufactured mild steel components. Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, 45 (10). pp. 2978-2989. ISSN 8756-758X (https://doi.org/10.1111/ffe.13797)

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Abstract

A study has been conducted to evaluate the mechanical and fatigue crack propagation properties of wire + arc additively manufactured ER70S-6 components. A parallel-built deposition strategy was employed to fabricate the additively manufactured wall. The hardness values were slightly higher at the bottom and top of the wall due to the presence of Widmanstätten ferrite and carbides. The characterization of mechanical properties in both orientations; parallel and perpendicular to the deposition direction showed a marginal difference in yield strength and ultimate tensile strength. The crack growth rates were correlated with linear elastic fracture mechanics parameter ΔK and compared with an oscillation-built deposition strategy from the literature. The crack growth rates of both deposition strategies were found to be very similar to each other. Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that the variability in the crack growth histories can be reasonably well captured by using the NASGRO crack growth equation.

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Shamir, Muhammad, Igwemezie, Victor, Lotfian, Saeid ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8542-933X, Jones, Rhys, Asif, Huzaifa, Ganguly, Supriyo and Mehmanparast, Ali;