Influences of Temperature of Thermo Mechanical Working on Hardness of Titanium Alloy
High specific strength metals with high formability are paramount requirement for maximizing productivity of structural components, aircraft panels & engine components in Automotive & aerospace industry. The material must be suitably processed for better strength & more formability. The formability depends upon several factors one of which is grain size. Finer the grain size better is the formability. In the present study the influence of temperature of thermo-mechanical treatment (TMT) on the microstructure of titanium ally Titan 31 in order to identify suitable TMT to refine the grain size has been investigated.The material was subjected to hot rolling at different temperatures in the range 800°C -900°C. Subsequently the material was subjected to annealing as well as normalizing heat treatments. Grain size and hardness measurements were carried out to identify suitable TMT. The study revealed that rolling at 800°C followed by annealing at the same temperature resulted finer grain size and low hardness that are conducive for better formability.
B.S.S. Daniel and G.P. Chaudhari
A. Kumar et al., "Influences of Temperature of Thermo Mechanical Working on Hardness of Titanium Alloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 585, pp. 381-386, 2012