High Plastic Ti66Nb13Cu8Ni6.8Al6.2 Composites with In Situ β-Ti Phase Synthesized by Spark Plasma Sintering of Mechanically Alloyed Glassy Powders
High plastic Ti66Nb13Cu8Ni6.8Al6.2 composites with in situ precipitated ductile -Ti phase were firstly synthesized by mechanical alloying and subsequent consolidation by spark plasma sintering with crystallization. Microstructure analysis indicated that all composites contain soft (Cu, Ni)-Ti2 regions and hard -Ti regions, but the two regions have different scale and distribution. The synthesized composites exhibit high fracture strength of 2415 MPa and large plasticity as high as ~31.8%. The large plastic deformability was well explained based on the distinctive microstructure by a developed “hard-soft model”.
T. Chandra, N. Wanderka, W. Reimers , M. Ionescu
Y. Y. Li et al., "High Plastic Ti66Nb13Cu8Ni6.8Al6.2 Composites with In Situ β-Ti Phase Synthesized by Spark Plasma Sintering of Mechanically Alloyed Glassy Powders", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 638-642, pp. 1642-1647, 2010