Publication :


Measurement of fracture toughness of metallic materials produced by additive manufacturing

Authors: O. Quénard, O. Dorival, P. Guy, A. Votié and K. Bréthomé
Year: avril 2018
Journal: CEAS Space Journal.


This study focuses on the microstructure and mechanical properties of metallic materials produced by additive layer manufacturing (ALM), especially the laser beam melting process. The influence of the specimen orientation during the ALM process and that of two post-build thermal treatments were investigated. The identified metal powder is Ti-6Al-4V (titanium base). Metallographic analysis shows their effects on the microstructure of the metals. Mechanical experiments involving tensile tests as well as toughness tests were performed according to ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) norms. The results show that the main influence is that of the thermal treatments; however the manufacturing stacking direction may lead to some anisotropy in the mechanical properties.

Bibtex citation :
Author={Qu\'enard, O. and Dorival, O. and Guy, P. and Voti\'e, A. and Br\'ethom\'e, K.},
Title={Measurement of fracture toughness of metallic materials produced by additive manufacturing},
Journal={CEAS Space Journal},

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