Micromechanism of improvement in crack initiation and propagation toughness of a Ti-AI-Sn-Zr-Mo alloy by coarsening prior β-grains

M. Niinomi, I. Inagaki, T. Kobayashi

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Abstract

Instrumented Charpy V impact tests and static and dynamic fracture toughness tests were carried out on Ti-6AI-2Sn-4Zr-6Mo alloys in which the prior β-grain size was varied by heat treatment. The effect of microstructure on the toughness was then examined. With increasing prior β-grain size, the elongation, crack initiation, and particularly propagation toughness increased and the strength decreased slightly. The increase in crack initiation toughness was caused mainly by the increase in Widmanstiitten a-lath size or spacing, while the increase in crack propagation toughness was caused by the deflection of the crack propagation path, which was brought about by the decrease in intersubcolony spacing. The intersubcolony spacing decreased with increasing number of ’diffusion controlled’ Widmanstiitten a nucleating sites, which were introduced by the deformation strain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)803-810
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Science and Technology (United Kingdom)
Volume4
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Sep

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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