Microstructure and Fracture Toughness of a TiAl/Ti Laminated Composite
In this paper, the TiAl/Ti laminated (MIL) composite was fabricated via hot-pack rolling of the as-forged Ti-43Al-9V-0.3Y (at.%) plates and commercial Ti6Al4V (wt.%) sheet at 1250°C and then annealed at 90°C for 6 hours. The composite was analyzed by XRD and SEM techniques, respectively. Results showed that the interface between Ti and TiAl in the composite was consisted of four different microstructure areas and the phase constitutions for each area were: area 1: acicular β-Ti and α2 phase; area 2: acicular α2 phase; area 3: acicular α2 phase and B2 matrix; and area 4: acicular γ, α2 phase and B2 matrix. The fracture toughness of the TiAl/Ti MIL composite was tested, showing that the KIC value was about 38.35MPa·m1/2 at room temperature and higher than that of the pure Ti-43Al-9V-0.3Y alloy, which had a value of about 24.72 MPa·m1/2. The possible toughening mechanism for the TiAl/Ti MIL composite was discussed.
W. Sun et al., "Microstructure and Fracture Toughness of a TiAl/Ti Laminated Composite", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 884, pp. 29-35, 2018