Hot-Workability of Gamma-Based TiAl Alloys during Severe Deformation
Forged and extruded TiAl products suffer from structural and chemical inhomogeneities that reduce the reliability of components. In an attempt to improve the homogeneity of the material, the feasibility of cyclic axial deformation and cyclic torsional deformation superimposed with compression, where much higher strains can be imparted into the material than during forging and extrusion, were investigated. Accordingly, during torsion superimposed with compression pronounced shear localization and cracking occurs. These difficulties can largely be overcome by cyclic axial deformation.
T. Chandra, N. Wanderka, W. Reimers , M. Ionescu
U. Froebel "Hot-Workability of Gamma-Based TiAl Alloys during Severe Deformation", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 638-642, pp. 1300-1305, 2010