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Short Cracks Initiated In Al 6013-T6 with the FIB-Technology

Tesch, Andreas and Pippan, Reinhold and Trautmann, Karl-Heinz and Döker, Hubert and Escobedo-Medina, M.C. (2006) Short Cracks Initiated In Al 6013-T6 with the FIB-Technology. Elsevier. International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials VI, 2006-09-17 - 2006-09-22, Hyannis, MA, USA.

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The fatigue crack growth behaviour of short corner cracks in the Aluminium alloy Al 6013-T6 was investigated. The crack growth tests were performed according to ASTM E647 with M(T) and SENT specimens under computer control on closed loop servo-hydraulic testing machines at room temperature in laboratory air. The load wave form was sinusoidal at test frequencies of 30-60 Hz. Corner cracks were introduced into the specimens at one side of the rivet hole by compression loads (R=20). The notch was cut with the focussed ion beam technology. The length of the precracks (including the notch) was smaller than 100µm. Results of the tests with short corner cracks were compared with the long crack test data. The AFGROW simulation of the da/dN- K curves is based on long crack growth data. The K-solution used in the simulation was for a corner crack at a hole. The K-factors for the experimental data were calculated with the same formula as in AFGROW, but for the crack growth rates the optically measured crack lengths were used. Three important differences can be seen in this comparison: 1. Short cracks grow at K values below the threshold for long cracks at the same stress ratio R. 2. The difference in the crack propagation rate between the experimental data and the simulated data becomes bigger at smaller R-ratios. 3. The threshold value for short crack growth is just a little bit smaller than the threshold for long cracks at the highest stress ratios reachable in experiments.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/46133/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Short Cracks Initiated In Al 6013-T6 with the FIB-Technology
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Pippan, ReinholdAustian Academy of SciencesUNSPECIFIED
Escobedo-Medina, M.C.Airbus DeutschlandUNSPECIFIED
Date:21 September 2006
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:fatigue crack growth, short corner cracks, threshold, Al 6013-T6
Event Title:International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials VI
Event Location:Hyannis, MA, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2006-09-17 - 2006-09-22
Organizer:Elsevier, GB
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Structures & Materials (old)
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Materials Research > Mechanical Testing of Materials
Deposited By: Döker, Dr.-Ing. Hubert
Deposited On:12 Dec 2006
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 13:19

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