The sensitivity of the fatigue limit of an additively manufactured, Ni-based superalloy 718 sample to surface finishing conditions and solute hydrogen was investigated via a series of tension–compression fatigue tests. The results revealed that neither defects nor hydrogen diminished the fatigue limit of the sample. The high defect tolerance of this material is attributed to a large unit of crack initiation in the coarse grain, which eclipses the detrimental effect of AM-process-induced defects. Also, from the results, it is inferred that hydrogen has little effect on the crack propagation rate and the crack growth threshold of the material.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Modelling and Simulation
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering