Accession Number : ADA412854


Title :   The Effect of a Hard Coating of the Damping and Fatigue Life of Titanium


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Ivancic, Frank T


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a412854.pdf


Report Date : 14 Mar 2003


Pagination or Media Count : 148


Abstract : This project compares the damping and fatigue life of bare titanium plates to those coated with magnesium aluminate spinel (mag spinel). Two different coating thicknesses were tested: .005 per side and .010 per side (total thicknesses of .010 and .020). Dynamic ping tests were conducted on all specimens to determine their resonance frequencies. Laser vibrometry was used to determine the mode at each resonance frequency. Damping ratios were determined through the use of sine sweeps. A vibration mode was selected at which to fatigue the specimens, and the stress pattern was analyzed utilizing the Stress Pattern Analysis by Thermal Emissions (SPATE) process. Once characterization was complete, fatigue testing was conducted on the thick plates utilizing the resonant dwell process. The specimens were vibrated by applying a harmonic excitation through the base. The strain level which would result in fatigue at 106 cycles, and the velocity necessary to achieve this strain were determined. The test specimens were excited at this velocity, and the number of cycles to failure was noted. Results were compared for the uncoated, thin coated, and thick coated specimens.


Descriptors :   *FATIGUE LIFE , *DAMPING , *TITANIUM , THERMAL PROPERTIES , STRESS ANALYSIS , THESES , LASERS , COATINGS , MAGNESIUM COMPOUNDS , FATIGUE TESTS(MECHANICS) , ALUMINATES


Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Mechanics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE