The present work aims to investigate the fatigue behavior of Direct Laser Deposition (DLD) Ti-6.5Al-2Zr-1Mo-1V titanium alloy under constant amplitude stress. 22 pieces of DLD Ti-6.5Al-2Zr-1Mo-1V titanium alloy standard cylinder specimens were tested under a stress level of 800 MPa with a stress ratio of 0.06. Fatigue fractography and fatigue life data were obtained. Through the fracture surface analysis, the specimens were divided into two categories in accordance with the location of crack initiation and defect types. Comparison of fatigue life and behavior between two specimen types was given, which was followed by a discussion about the impact of defect type, size and position on the fatigue life of the specimen. The fatigue test results also show a large variation of fatigue life. To illustrate the statistical characteristics of the fatigue life, probabilistic analysis was performed, and a novel bimodal lognormal model was established. The model has a good fit with the experimental data and can reduce the scatter of the fatigue life significantly.
HE, X., WANG, T., WANG, X., ZHAN, W., & LI, Y. (2018). Fatigue behavior of direct laser deposited Ti-6.5Al-2Zr-1Mo-1V titanium alloy and its life distribution model. Chinese Journal of Aeronautics, 31(11), 2124–2135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cja.2018.09.003