The Effect of Processing Method on Microstructure and Mechanical Behavior of Ti-6Al-4V Plate Produced by Powder Metallurgy Technique
Three Ti-6Al-4V plate materials produced by powder metallurgy technique, included pre-alloyed hydride-dehydride (HDH) plate rolled to 75% reduction in thickness, and two blended elemental (BE) powder plates rolled to 75% and 87% reduction were evaluated. The objective of this study was to determine differences in microstructure and toughness between the pre-alloyed HDH and BE Ti-6Al-4V materials processed to the same product form. Heat treatments were performed below the beta transus temperature at 982, 871, 760, and 732°C (1800, 1600, 1400, and 1350°F) for 1, 2, and 4 hours in order to determine differences in heat treating response, and above the beta transus at 1076°C (1970°F) to determine the transformation temperature. The samples were evaluated by optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Charpy impact testing was performed in order to determine differences in the energy absorbed during fracture. Pole figures (0002) of selected conditions were also performed in order to determine any differences in texture between the various conditions.
Prof. Andreas Öchsner, Prof. Irina V. Belova and Prof. Graeme E. Murch
T. Shimabukuro et al., "The Effect of Processing Method on Microstructure and Mechanical Behavior of Ti-6Al-4V Plate Produced by Powder Metallurgy Technique", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vol. 367, pp. 175-182, 2016