Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: XCT analysis of the defect distribution and its effect on the static and dynamic mechanical properties in Ti-6Al-4V components manufactured by electron beam additive manufacture
Author: Tammas-Williams, Samuel
ISNI:       0000 0004 6496 2321
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2016
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Access from Institution:
Selective electron beam melting (SEBM) is a promising powder bed Additive Manufacturing technique for near-net-shape manufacture of high-value titanium components. An extensive research program has been carried out to characterise in 3D the size, volume fraction, and spatial distribution of the pores in model samples, using X-ray computed tomography (XCT), and correlate them to the SEBM process variables. The average volume fraction of the pores (97.5 %) where fatigue cracks would initiate based on the relative stress intensity factor of all the pores. In contrast, crack growth was found to be insensitive to porosity, which was attributed to the much higher stress concentration generated by the crack in comparison to the pores. Some crack diversion was associated with the local microstructure, with prior β grain boundaries often coincident with crack diversion.
Supervisor: Prangnell, Philip Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Titanium ; Mechanical properties ; X-ray computed tomography ; Fatigue ; Selective electron beam melting ; Additive manufacture ; Pores