Competing crack initiation behaviors of a laser additively manufactured nickel-based superalloy in high and very high cycle fatigue regimes

Kun Yang, Qi Huang, Qingyuan Wang, Qiang Chen

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Ultrasonic fatigue tests were performed to investigate high and very high cycle fatigue behaviors of a laser additively manufactured Inconel 718 (IN718) alloy in the as-deposited condition. The results indicate that the competition failure behavior between the surface and interior crack initiation results in the separate S-N curve. Both manufacturing defects (e.g., gas pore, lack of fusion) and columnar grains (matrix) observed in the microstructure could act as the original fatigue micro-cracks due to the effective restriction on manufacturing defects. The fatigue sensitivity levels increase successively in terms of the type, size, and location of the maximal micro-crack.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105580
JournalInternational Journal of Fatigue
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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