Effect of Friction Stir Processing on Fatigue Behavior of A356 Alloy
Cast A356 alloys prepared by friction stir processing (FSP) were subjected to fatigue investigation. FSP resulted in a significant improvement in fatigue life of A356. Fatigue life improvement was attributed to significant grain refinement, homogenization of the microstructure, and the elimination of porosity.
S. R. Sharma et al., "Effect of Friction Stir Processing on Fatigue Behavior of A356 Alloy," Scripta Materialia, Elsevier, Jan 2004.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2004.04.014
Materials Science and Engineering
United States. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Keywords and Phrases
Cast A356; Fatigue; Friction Stir Processing
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