Yuta Kido 1, Akinobu Nakamura 1, Seiya Tsunoda 1, Masayuki Tsushida 2, Hiromoto Kitahara 3 and Shinji Ando 4
1 Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kumamoto University
Three Mg single crystalline round-bar specimens with different crystal orientations were subjected to uniaxial tension-compression fatigue tests, and the crystal orientation dependence on fatigue fracture behavior was investigated. The loading direction of AD, BC and EF specimens was ,  and  respectively. At stress amplitude(σa) over 60 MPa, fatigue life of BC specimen was longest and fatigue life of EF specimen was shortest. When the stress amplitude was 20 MPa, fatigue lives of all specimens were almost the same. Our study suggested that fatigue life in Mg single crystals show high dependence of crystal orientation and stress.
S-N plot, fatigue life, fracture surface, basal slip, twin, crack, second order pyramidal slip, void
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