ORIENTATION-DEPENDENT FATIGUE ASSESSMENT OF TI6AL4V MANUFACTURED BY L-PBF
Luca PatriarcaGrand Ballroom B
The fatigue behaviour of as-built parts produced by means of Laser-Powder Bed Fusion process (L-PBF) is primarily influenced by the presence of stress raisers on the surface, whose morphology strongly depends on the relative orientation between the surface and the build direction. This study aims to shed light into the factors representing the surface morphology that correlate with the fatigue performance of L-PBF Ti6Al4V specimens manufactured in different orientations. A fracture mechanics model based on measurable roughness parameters was employed for the prediction of the fatigue properties in both the finite life and endurance limit regions.