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Fretting fatigue crack initiation and propagation in Ti6Al4V sheets under tribocorrosive conditions of artificial seawater and physiological solutions

Abstract : The interaction of mechanical components experiencing relative movements and cyclic loads in a corrosive environment is known as fretting corrosion or tribocorrosion. In the current work, the mechanism of crack initiation and propagation in dovetail slots of Ti6Al4V samples (in contact with carbide rods) under fretting corrosion conditions was investigated. A newly developed test rig installed on a universal testing machine was used to conduct tests at 20 Hz frequency under 5 and 7.5 kN fretting loads. Tests were conducted at room temperature in 3.5% NaCl and phosphate-buffered saline solutions. Crack propagation in all samples was examined by a metallurgical microscope, and the detailed analysis of fractured samples was carried out by a scanning electron microscope. In comparison to dry conditions, early crack initiation and faster crack propagation were observed in salt and physiological solution environments. Colored spots and large amounts of chlorine, sodium, and oxygen were found around cracks, and plastically deformed regions in the 3.5% NaCl environment provided the evidence of a corrosive attack. Large amounts of oxygen, phosphorous, chlorine, potassium, and sodium were detected in the phosphate-buffered saline environment.
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Zeeshan Anjum, Masood Shah, Hassan Elahi, Mushtaq Khan, Mohammad Mujahid, et al.. Fretting fatigue crack initiation and propagation in Ti6Al4V sheets under tribocorrosive conditions of artificial seawater and physiological solutions. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications, SAGE Publications, 2020, 234 (12), pp.1526-1534. ⟨10.1177/1464420720946431⟩. ⟨hal-02919891⟩

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