Thermal cycling of Ti46Al8Nb1B

Hui Jiang, TS Rong, Dawei Hu, Ian Jones, W Voice

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The effects of thermal cycling on the mechanical properties and microstructure of a TiAl-based alloy (Ti(46)Al(8)Nb1B) have been investigated for samples with and without an imposed external stress. The temperature range (300-800 degrees C) and stress (0 or 300 MPa) were chosen to reflect likely industrial usage. Unstressed samples showed no significant effect of thermal cycling. Thermal cycling with external stress is found to reduce the yield stress, ductility and UTS and to increase the amount of primary creep. The microstructural changes include dislocation and twin generation, alpha(2)/gamma ledge formation, dissolution of alpha(2) lamellae and microcrack formation. The changes in mechanical properties are interpreted in terms of the changes in microstructure. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1433-1447
Number of pages15
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006


  • titanium alummides, based on TiAl
  • thermomechanical treatment
  • microstructure
  • mechanical properties at ambient temperature
  • defects : dislocation geometry and arrangement


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