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Multiaxial Fatigue Experimental Analysis of 6063-T66 Aluminum Alloy of the Base Material and the Welded Material

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This article deals with determining of fatigue lifetime of aluminum alloy 6063-T66 during by multiaxial cyclic loading. The experiments deal with the testing of specimens for identification of the strain-life behavior of material, the modeling of combined loading and determining the number of cycles to fracture in the region of low-cycle fatigue. Fatigue tests under constant amplitude loading were performed in a standard electromechanical machine with a suitable gripping system. Based on the experimental results the fatigue design curves are compared to the fatigue data from the base material and the welded material and also multiaxial fatigue models, which are able to predict fatigue life at different loads.

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Comparison of temperature dependence of internal damping of selected magnesium alloys

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The research is focused on the study of the temperature dependence of the internal damping of selected magnesium alloys with different contents of aluminium - AZ31 and AZ61. These alloys are currently widely used in various types of industry, mainly in the automotive industry. It belongs to a group of materials called HIDAMETS because they have excellent damping properties. The internal damping of the samples was measured on a unique ultrasonic device constructed at Žilina University in Žilina. Specimens were measured at baseline in the temperature range from 25 °C to 400 °C. Changes in internal damping caused by varying aluminium contents in investigated alloys were noted. As the aluminium content increases, maximum internal damping is achieved due to the formation, growth and subsequent dissolution of the continuous precipitate in the microstructure.

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Influence of the Welding Joint Type on Safety Properties of the Armor Steel Armox 500t

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Steels of the ARMOX class belong into a group of the fine-grained, increased strength steels, which are manufactured by the quenching and low-tempering procedure, with intensive thermo-mechanical treatment at high temperatures. Combination of the heat and mechanical treatments provides for the fine grains and exceptionally good properties of these steels, while the low-tempering enables relatively high hardness and good ballistic properties. This is why the welding of these steels can negatively affect the material properties in individual zones of the welded joint, what could lead to worsening of the material's ballistic properties, as well. The model plates were welded with the specially prescribed technology; the joints were the but-joint, corner joint and the joint with the shielding plate. In this paper are presented results obtained from the ballistic tests of the plates welded by the prescribed technology; tests consisted of shooting with three types of live ammunition at different types of the welded joints.

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