Microstructure and fracture characteristics in reactive sintering TiAl intermetallic compound

Mitsuo Niinomi, Shin Nakano, Takashi Hasegawa, Karuhisa Shibue

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Microstructure and fracture characteristics of TiAl intermetallic compound fabricated by reactive sintering process was investigated by microstructural observations, tensile tests and fracture toughness tests. The greater volume fraction of equiaxed γ grain gives greater clongation, and smaller 0.2% proof stress and tensile strength while the effect of the volume fracion of equiaxed γ grain on the fracture toughness is significantly small in duplex structural materials. The greater lamellar grain size give smaller 0.2% proof stress, tensile strength and clongation while that gives greater fracture toughness in fully lamellar structural material. The balance of strength and fracture toughness in this reactive sin-tering TiAl is the best in coarser fully lamellar structure, and is superior to that of the cast TiAl at a greater strength level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-526
Number of pages6
JournalKeikinzoku/Journal of Japan Institute of Light Metals
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Oct
Externally publishedYes


  • Duplex structure
  • Fracture toughness
  • Lamellar structure
  • Mechanical properties
  • Reactive sintering TiAl

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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