Microstructural control and mechanical properties of dual-phase TiAl alloys

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-661
Journal / PublicationIntermetallics
Volume6
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1998
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

This paper summarizes our recent work on the effects of microstructural features on the mechanical properties of TiAl alloys prepared by powder and ingot metallurgy. TiAl alloys based on Ti-47Al-2Cr-2Nb (at%) were alloyed with small amounts of Ta, W, and B additions for control of alloy phases and microstructure. The alloys were processed by hot extrusion above and below Tα, followed by short-and long-term heat treatments at temperatures to 1350°C in vacuum. The microstructural features in the lamellar structures were characterized by metallography, SEM and TEM, and the mechanical properties were determined by tensile tests at temperatures to 1000°C. The tensile elongation at room temperature is mainly controlled by the colony size, showing an increase in ductility with decreasing colony size. The yield strength, on the other hand, is sensitive to the interlamellar spacing. Hall-Petch relationships hold well for both yield strength and tensile elongation at room and elevated temperatures. TiAl alloys with refined colony size and ultrafine lamellar structures possess excellent mechanical properties for structural applications at elevated temperatures. © 1998 Elsevier Science Limited. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • A. titanium aluminides, B. mechanical properties at ambient and high temperatures, Based on TiAl, C. extrusion, D. microstructure, Ductility, Heat treatment, Yield stress

Citation Format(s)

Microstructural control and mechanical properties of dual-phase TiAl alloys. / Liu, C. T.; Maziasz, P. J.

In: Intermetallics, Vol. 6, No. 7-8, 11.1998, p. 653-661.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review