Effect of Shot Peening and NiAl Coating on Fatigue Limit of Mg-Al-Zn-Mn Alloy
The paper deals with an influence of cylic load on fatigue limit of the Mg-Al-Zn-Mn alloy without or with the NiAl coating. The fatigue limit was determined for the following three types of specimens of the Mg-Al-Zn-Mn alloy: (1) fine-turned specimens; (2) fine-turned specimens with an application of the shot peening process; (3) fine-turned and shot-peened specimens with the NiAl coating deposited by the thermal spraying technique. A standard measurement of the fatigue limit was used for the analytical determination of the Wohler curves (S-N curves). The Wohler curves for the specimens (1) and (3) were in agreement with those presented in literature. The specimens (2) exhibited a lower value of the fatigue limit compared with that of the specimens (1), although the increase of the fatigue limit of the specimens (2) was expected due to the presence of the application of the shot peening process. An analysis of reasons of the decrease of the fatigue limit of the specimens (2) is presented.