Effects of Preparation Processing on Mechanical Properties of TiAl Intermetallic
Mechanical properties of the TiAl alloy produced by centrifugal spray deposition (CSD), compared to that produced by ingot metallurgy (IM), were investigated at different temperatures from 293 to 973K. The result shows that the ultimate strength, yield strength and plasticity of the CSD TiAl alloys, with excellent compression properties and plasticity, are higher than those of as-cast TiAl alloys at room temperature as well as at high temperature. There exists a critical temperature of 873K in the relationship between strength and temperature, in which strength increases with increasing temperature above 873K. The effects of CSD on mechanical properties of the TiAl alloy are discussed, and the higher strength with moderate ductility achieved is because of the finer lamellar structure got in the CSD processing, and this structure is also believed to be beneficial to ductility.
Yu Zhou, Shan-Tung Tu and Xishan Xie
W. Z. Chen et al., "Effects of Preparation Processing on Mechanical Properties of TiAl Intermetallic", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 353-358, pp. 1589-1592, 2007