A new α + β Ti-alloy with refined microstructures and enhanced mechanical properties in the as-cast state

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  • Jiaming Zhu
  • Junhua Luan
  • Weihong Liu
  • Shiwei Wu
  • Dong Wang
  • Yunzhi Wang


Original languageEnglish
Article number114260
Journal / PublicationScripta Materialia
Online published11 Sep 2021
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2022


A new (α + β) Ti-alloy, Ti-6Al-2V-1Cr-1Fe (wt%), with fine grain sizes, fine precipitates, together with the high strength and excellent ductility in its as-cast state is developed. As compared to the as-cast commercial Ti-6Al-4V alloy, the grain size and α lath thickness of the new alloy are substantially refined by 50∼75%, and the yield strength and ductility are increased by 19.7% and 51.8%, respectively. The grain size refinement is achieved by tuning the supercooling capacity of the alloy through alloying with the aid of CALPHAD calculations. In addition, the alloying of Cr and Fe substantially reduces the α lath thickness. This low-cost Ti alloy with the enhanced properties is anticipated to be highly suitable for various structural applications in its as-cast or as-printed state.

Research Area(s)

  • Alloy design, Grain refinement, Mechanical property, Thermodynamic calculation, Titanium alloys