Data for: Property optimization of low-cycle fatigue in AlSi piston alloy at elevated temperatures by ultrasonic melt treatment
The low-cycle fatigue (LCF) deformation mechanism and fatigue life of an Al-12Si alloy were investigated at different temperatures and strain rates. With increasing temperature, the fatigue life increases at first and then reduces, which is derived from the deformation mechanism. At the lower temperatures, the primary Si cracking induced by piling-up of dislocations dominates fatigue damage behaviors. Both of increasing temperature and reducing the strain-rate can restrain the phase cracking, thus increase fatigue life. However, with further increasing temperature, the micro-scale void caused by dislocation annihilation dominates the phase debonding behavior, leading to the decrease of fatigue life.