Difficult-to cut-materials are associated with premature tool failure, most likely in the case of complex geometries and this shapes. However, Nickel-based alloys are commonly used in high-temperature and aerospace applications, where thin deep holes are often required. Then, the only viable manufacturing solution relies on non-contact processes, like electrodischarge (ED) drilling. Morphology of ED machined surfaces is significantly different than obtained by metal-cutting operation and is known to jeopardize fatigue strength, but the extent needs to be gauged and related to the process parameters. Aim of the paper is to study the effect of holes (0.8 mm diameter, aspect ratio 10) produced by ED drilling on the fatigue life of Inconel 718. Rotating bending fatigue tests are carried out on specimens drilled under two ED setups, as well as with a traditional cutting tool. Specimens free from holes are fatigued under the same conditions for comparison. Based on previous studies, extremal ED parameters are selected, giving best surface finish versus highest productivity. S-N curves show that the ED process causes a decrease of the fatigue resistance with respect to traditional drilling, whereas the effect of different ED setups is negligible. Maximum productivity can thus be pursued with no threat to fatigue performance. The fatigue limit variation is quantified by using the superposition effect principle: ED drilling causes an increase of the stress concentration factor around 25% if compared to traditional drilling. The macroscopic fatigue behavior is integrated with a study of the effects of the different drilling processes in the micro-scale, by means of a microstructural and fractographic analysis.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Titolo:||On the Effect of Electrodischarge Drilling on the Fatigue Life of Inconel 718|
|Autore/i:||Elena Bassoli;Andrea Baldini;Andrea Gatto;Antonio Strozzi;Lucia Denti|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.891-892.1451|
|Nome del convegno:||11th International Fatigue Congress, FATIGUE 2014|
|Luogo del convegno:||Melbourne, VIC; Australia|
|Data del convegno:||2 March 2014 through 7 March 2014|
|Citazione:||On the Effect of Electrodischarge Drilling on the Fatigue Life of Inconel 718 / Elena Bassoli;Andrea Baldini;Andrea Gatto;Antonio Strozzi;Lucia Denti. - STAMPA. - 891-892(2014), pp. 1451-1456. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 11th International Fatigue Congress, FATIGUE 2014 tenutosi a Melbourne, VIC; Australia nel 2 March 2014 through 7 March 2014.|
|Tipologia||Relazione in Atti di Convegno|
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