Effect of uniform distribution of α phase on mechanical, shape memory and pseudoelastic properties of Ti-6Cr-3Sn alloy

A. Wadood, T. Inamura, Y. Yamabe-Mitarai, H. Hosoda

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Abstract

Recently, among our developed Ti-Cr-3Sn alloys, the Ti-6Cr-3Sn alloy exhibited good mechanical, shape memory and pseudoelastic properties. However, the shape memory effect was incomplete, the pseudoelastic recovered strain was small and the ultimate tensile strength (UTS) was low. Therefore, in this study, the effect of a step heat treatment at 973. K (SHT973K) in the (α. +. β) region with the purpose of creating a uniform distribution of the α phase in the β phase matrix using ω phase precursors was investigated. It was determined that the step heat treatment in the 973. K (α. +. β) region was effective for improving the strength, shape memory and pseudoelastic properties of the Ti-6Cr-3Sn alloy due to the uniform distribution of the α phase in the β phase matrix, which resulted in a more effective increase in the critical stress for slip deformation. It is concluded that the uniform distribution of the α phase in the β matrix is an excellent method for improving the mechanical, shape memory and pseudoelastic properties of ω-sensitive β Ti alloys.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-35
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Volume555
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 15
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Mechanical characterization
  • Phase transformation
  • Precipitation
  • Shape memory
  • Titanium alloys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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