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Influence of anodizing process on fatigue life of a machined aluminium alloy

Shahzad, Majid and Chaussumier, Michel and Chieragatti, Rémy and Mabru, Catherine and Rezaï-Aria, Farhad Influence of anodizing process on fatigue life of a machined aluminium alloy. (2010) Procedia Engineering, 2 (1). 1015-1024. ISSN 1877-7058

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2010.03.110


In order to investigate the coupled effects of machining and anodizing processes on fatigue life of alloy 7010-T7451, a series of rotating bending fatigue tests were conducted at 60Hz. In the as machined condition, test results showed that fatigue life is surface roughness dependent and that fatigue life decreases with an increase in surface roughness and this effect is found to be more pronounced in high cycle fatigue where major portion of fatigue life is consumed in nucleating the cracks. Effects of pretreatments, like degreasing and pickling employed prior to anodizing, on fatigue life of the given alloy were also studied. Results demonstrated that degreasing showed no change in fatigue life while pickling had negative impact on fatigue life of specimens. The small decrease in fatigue life of anodized specimens as compare to pickled specimens is attributed to brittle and microcracking of the coating. Scanning electron microscopic (SEM) examination revealed multi-site crack initiation for the pickled and anodized specimens. SEM examination showed that pickling solution attacked the grain boundaries and intermetallic inclusions present on the surface resulting in pits formation. These pits are of primary concern with respect to accelerated fatigue crack nucleation and subsequent anodized coating formation.

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HAL Id:hal-01852220
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Ecole nationale supérieure des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux - IMT Mines Albi (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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Institut Clément Ader - ICA (Toulouse, France) - Surfaces, Usinage, Matériaux et Outillages - Fatigue, Modélisation, Endommagement et Usure
Département de Mécanique des Structures et Matériaux - DMSM (Toulouse, France)
Deposited On:19 May 2010 15:04

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