Microstructures and Properties of Ti-Nb Alloys Produced by Powder Metallurgy
Ti-Nb alloys were prepared by powder metallurgy. Their microstructures are detected by the XRD diffraction and are observed using an optical microscope. The mechanical properties are tested using a dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) Q800 from TA Instruments in single cantilever mode and using a 100 KN MTS testing machine with control software. It has been found that the sintered Ti-Nb alloys possess the stable α and β phases and the amount in β phase increases with increasing Nb content. The water quenched Ti-35.4Nb alloy contains α,, and βM. The as-sintered alloy has higher yield stress and storage modulus than the water quenched Ti-35.4Nb alloy, which is resulted from the α phase with high modulus in the as-sintered alloy. The ω phase can be precipitated from βM when the water quenched Ti-35.4Nb alloy is aged at 300 °C, causing the modulus to increase since ω phase has large modulus.
Linli Xu, Wenya Tian and Elwin Mao
Z. C. Zhou et al., "Microstructures and Properties of Ti-Nb Alloys Produced by Powder Metallurgy", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 80-81, pp. 431-435, 2011