The Effect of Isothermal Forging Process Parameters on the Microstructure and the Properties of TA15 Near α Titanium Alloy
In this paper the effect of isothermal forging process parameters on the microstructure and the mechanical properties of TA15 titanium alloy was researched. The results of the tests indicate that, in the range of temperature of 850 °C~980 °C and deformation degree of 20%~60%, with the increase of temperature or deformation, as the reinforcement of deformation recrystallization, the primary α-phase tends to the spherical shape and secondary α-phase transforms from the acicular shape to fine and spherical shape with disperse distribution, which enhance the tensile properties at room and high temperature. With the increment of forging times, the spheroidization of primary α-phase aggrandizes and secondary α-phase transforms from spherical and acicular shape to wide strip shape, which decrease the tensile properties at room and high temperature. The preferable isothermal forging process parameters are temperature of 980 °C, deformation degree of 60%, and few forging times.
Young Won Chang, Nack J. Kim and Chong Soo Lee
H. Z. Guo et al., "The Effect of Isothermal Forging Process Parameters on the Microstructure and the Properties of TA15 Near α Titanium Alloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 26-28, pp. 367-371, 2007