Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior of Titanium Alloy Ti-6Al-4V and Weldment

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Mamdouh M. Salama

Senior Research Fellow, Conoco Inc., Ponca City, OK 74602-1267 e-mail: mamdouh.m.salama@ usa.conoco.com

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 123(3), 141-146 (Feb 20, 2001) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1371233 History: Received July 19, 2000; Revised February 20, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Fatigue crack growth of Ti-6Al-4V
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Fatigue crack growth of BS 4360 Grade 50 D structural steel
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Effect of R-ratio on fatigue crack growth of Ti-6Al-4V in air (symbol < means less than and equal to)
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Effect of R-ratio on fatigue crack growth threshold value Ti-6Al-4V in air



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