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Room Temperature Fracture Toughness Characterization of Additively Manufactured Ti-6Al-4V



Enrico Lucon, Jake T. Benzing, Nikolas W. Hrabe


The room temperature elastic-plastic fracture toughness of additively manufactured (AM) Ti 6Al- 4V was characterized by means of Elastic Compliance (EC) tests on Charpy-type fatigue precracked and side-grooved specimens. Various fabrication and material conditions were investigated: such as as-built and hot isostatically pressed specimens, non-supported and supported specimens, different values of scan length. The results, although strictly not fully compliant with ASTM E1820-18ae1, can be considered representative of the fracture toughness of the material in the different conditions, and compare favorably with literature data for both non-AM and AM Ti-6Al-4V. Additional analyses were conducted with another single-specimen approach (Normalization Data Reduction) and were compared with EC results.
Technical Note (NIST TN) - 2065
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Additive manufacturing, elastic compliance, fracture toughness, normalization data reduction, scan length, Ti-6Al-4V.


Lucon, E. , Benzing, J. and Hrabe, N. (2019), Room Temperature Fracture Toughness Characterization of Additively Manufactured Ti-6Al-4V, Technical Note (NIST TN), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 20, 2024)


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Created September 16, 2019