Influence of Cr2O3 Addition on the Properties of TiAl Composites
Using Ti, Al and Cr2O3 as starting materials, Al2O3 particulate reinforced TiAl composites have been fabricated by in-situ reaction synthesis method. Effects of the Cr2O3 addition on the microstructures and mechanical properties of the TiAl/Al2O3 composites were investigated in detail. The results show that the composites have a matrix of TiAl, Ti3Al, and minor Cr containing phases, and a second reinforcement Al2O3. The addition of Cr2O3 effectively refined the structure of the matrix, and as a result, the mechanical properties of TiAl composites are improved. At Cr2O3 7.36 wt%, the flexural strength and fracture toughness reach the maximum values of 634.62 MPa and 9.79 MPa·m1/2, which are increased by 80% and 30%, respectively. The strengthening mechanism is also discussed.
Ran Chen and Wenli Yao
J. F. Zhu et al., "Influence of Cr2O3 Addition on the Properties of TiAl Composites", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 230-232, pp. 789-792, 2011