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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 12 (1990), Issue 1-3, Pages 77-87

Toughness and Fatigue Crack Growth Rate of Textured Metals

1CEIT, Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Técnicas de Guipúzcoa, Apdo. 1555, San Sebastián 20080, Spain
2Faculty of Engineering, University of Navarra, Urdaneta 7, San Sebastián 20006, Spain

Received 15 January 1989

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The influence of anisotropy of crystallographic origin on both fracture toughness and the rate of stage-II ductile fatigue crack growth in textured metals is discussed in terms of a plane-strain small geometry change solution for plastic non-hardening materials (a Prandtl-type slip-line field solution accounting for anisotropy). Results corresponding to FCC or BCC metals sliding, respectively, on {111} 110 or {110} 111 systems are presented. Remarkable effects of both texture toughening and fatigue crack growth rate anisotropy are predicted. Stronger effects are anticipated in more anisotropic metals (HCP).