Nanocrystalline Titanium Rods Processed by Hydrostatic Extrusion
The potential application range of coarse-grained commercial purity titanium is limited by its low mechanical properties. A reduction of the grain size of titanium leads to a significant increase in its strength and hardness. This paper is concerned with application of hydrostatic extrusion (HE) for fabrication nano-grained titanium. In the present study titanium rods were subjected to hydrostatic extrusion with the aim to reduce the grain size to the nano-metric scale and thereby improve the mechanical properties. The obtained material can be an equivalent and compete with the commonly used Ti6Al4V alloy. The results were compared with those other SPD techniques reported in the literature and refered to Hall-Petch relationship.
Yuri Estrin and Hans Jürgen Maier
K. Topolski et al., "Nanocrystalline Titanium Rods Processed by Hydrostatic Extrusion", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 584-586, pp. 777-782, 2008