The aerospace propulsion industry has seen strides in the use of the additive manufacturing (AM) technology in the rapid prototyping and geometric design flexibility of aerospace parts, with concurrent efforts on 3D printing turbine engine blades of Inconel 718 material [1] for use in aircraft engines. The tensile, compressive and axial fatigue response of AM Inconel 718, along with associated constitutive modeling of the material response exhibited under these mechanical test conditions have been reported. However, in addition to understanding the axial behavioral response exhibited by this material, assessing the role of cyclic shear stresses, through experimental testing and constitutive modeling can provide preliminary insight into the mechanical behavior of AM Inconel 718 under multiaxial loading conditions. This study has presented a novel approach to constitutively model the experimental cyclic shearing deformation of as-built direct metal laser sintered (DMLS) Inconel 718, manufactured along varying build orientations in the xy, yz and xz planes, compared with wrought annealed Inconel 718. Specimens were subjected to completely reversible torsional fatigue tests at room temperature, under angle of twist control. The experimental cyclic shearing response was modeled through the use of the Chaboche model, from which optimized constants are reported with build orientation; and the specimen deformation, under angle of twist control, was captured through a finite-element simulation model of the cylindrical gauge section of the specimens. Overall this study yields a comprehensive understanding of the experimental and modeled cyclic shearing response of an additively manufactured metal, which is vital to develop these components to be conducive for the multiaxial fatigue conditions to which they are subjected to in the gas turbine industry.

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