Micro-mechanism and mechanical properties of solid-powder hot isostatic pressing diffusion-bonded Ti2AlNb alloy

Langping Zhu, Yu Pan, Yanjun Liu, Xiangning Wang, Xiaofei Mo, Zhiyu Sun, Hai Nan, Xuanhui Qu, Xin Lu

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Abstract

Achieving the near-net shaping of brittle and difficult-to-machine materials is still challenging. Thus, we explore a method to prepare Ti-22Al-25Nb alloy by solid-powder hot isostatic pressing (HIP) diffusion bonding. The grain size, microstructure, interface features and mechanical properties of the fabricated alloy were systematically investigated. The results show that the solid-powder interface realizes a complete metallurgical bonding, and the grain size, composition and microstructure in transition zone is formed on the side of preform through recrystallization. There is a huge difference for the grain size between the powder forming zone and the preforming zone. As a result, the fabricated sample for solid-powder transition zone exhibits an excellent mechanical properties, with a tensile strength of 940 MPa, elongation of 2.9% and torsional strength of 815 MPa, respectively. In response to the torsional force, the crack starts from the preforming zone, and the crack deflection and branching occurs in the transition zone, thereby preventing the crack from propagating to the powder forming zone. The torsional strength of the solid powder HIP diffusion bonding zone is basically the same as that of the preformed zone. This study proposes a new solution for fabricating brittle and difficult-to-process materials and is of great significance in the development of the overall near-net shaping technology for complex components of such material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3610-3623
Number of pages14
JournalAdvanced Powder Technology
Volume32
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Oct
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Diffusion bonding
  • Hot isostatic pressing
  • Powder
  • Preform
  • Ti2AlNb alloy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials

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