Fatigue tests run-out specimens up to 106 – 5x107 load cycles are used to determine the stress level named “fatigue limit”. Nevertheless, it is not clear what kind of fatigue cracking takes or will take place in these specimens. To discuss this problem, fatigue tests of titanium alloy VT3-1 specimens have been performed under tension with different values of R-ratio and under rotating-bending after various thermo-mechanical treatments (tempering, surface hardening and their combin...
Full Text Available Purpose: It was explored fretting resistance titanic alloy VT3-1 (Ti-Al6-Cr2-Mo2,5 after low temperature ionicnitriding in unhydrogen environment.Design/methodology/approach: Small amplitude fretting was initiated by the dynamic contact of ball andflat in the regime of the partial slip on edge of spot of contact. A method differs by simplicity and expressdetermination of fretting resistance, namely areas of destruction by action of fretting for part nominally fixedcontact - how the functions of cycles of loading.Findings: As a result of fretting the central region of sticking decreasing, and the edge of areas of frettingare increasing.Practical implications: The method of initiation of small amplitude fretting within bounds of preliminarydisplacement is offered. On the offered method the destruction of titanic alloys is explored at fretting andinfluencing of ionic nitriding on fretting. By a computation method the work of forces of friction in the area ofwear, which in 5..6 times is less for nitriding titanic alloys, is appraised.Originality/value: A method allows defining reactionary power of nitriding layers for small amplitude fretting.