The springback behavior of Ti-12Cr and Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr (TNTZ) during deformation by bending was investigated; and the microstructures of the non-deformed and deformed parts of both alloys were systematically examined to clarify the relationship between microstructure and springback behavior.For the deformed Ti-12Cr alloy, deformation-induced ω-phase transformation occurs in both the areas of compression and tension within the deformed part, which increases the Young[U+05F3]s modulus. With the deformed TNTZ alloy, deformation-induced ω-phase transformation is observed in the area of compression within the deformed part; while a deformation-induced α martensite transformation occurs in the area under tension, which is likely to be associated with the pseudoelasticity of TNTZ. Among these two alloys, Ti-12Cr exhibits a smaller springback and a much greater bending strength when compared with TNTZ; making Ti-12Cr the more advantageous for spinal fixation applications.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials|
|Publication status||Published - 2014 Jun|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering
- Mechanics of Materials