Strain rate sensitivity and fracture mechanism of AlSi10Mg parts produced by Selective Laser Melting

I. Rosenthal, A. Stern, N. Frage

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Implementation of Additive Manufacturing (AM) parts in the growing applications within the automotive and aerospace industries encourages further investigations of the material behavior under various strain rates, spanning from quasi-static to the high strain rate regimes. Although mechanical properties of AM-Selective Laser Melting (SLM) AlSi10Mg parts under a static regime have been investigated, the strain rate sensitivity of these materials, to the best of our knowledge, has not been discussed in the literature. In this work, the properties of AM-SLM AlSi10Mg material were systematically investigated under a wide range of strain rates, spanning from 2.77×10−6 to 2.77×10−1 S−1. The AM-SLM AlSi10Mg alloy, as opposed to Al alloys fabricated by conventional methods, was found to be strain rate sensitive with significant changes to the flow stress and strain hardening exponents with an increase in strain rate. The fracture mechanisms of these specimens, built in different orientations, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-517
Number of pages9
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering: A
StatePublished - 13 Jan 2017


  • Additive manufacturing
  • AlSi10Mg
  • Fractography
  • Selective Laser Melting
  • Strain rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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