Effect of Quenching and Reheating on Isothermal Phase Transformation in Ti-15Nb-10Zr Alloy
Isothermal phase transformation in Ti-15Nb-10Zr (at%) alloys has been examined by mainly means of transmission electron microscopy. Specimens solution-treated at 1000°C in phase field were directly held at temperatures between 350 and 450°C for 1.8-86.4ks, which are called "DH (direct holding)-specimen". On the other hand, some specimens solution-treated at 1000°C were quenched into iced brine and then aged at temperatures between 350 and 450°C, which are called "QA(quench and aging)-specimen". In the DH-specimen held at 400°C α phase formed in β matrix. Microstructure evolution of QA-specimen aged at 400°C, on the other hand, is as follows. phase formed in β matrix after aging for 1.8ks and further aging led to growth of phase. After prolonged aging, α phase started to form in β matrix. These experimental results indicate that process of the quenching and reheating promotes the formation of phase. Specimen quenched into iced brine after solution treatment exhibited α'' phase formation. The α'' phase in the quenched specimen would transform into β phase during reheating to the aging temperature. Reversion process of α'' β phase could promote the formation of phase in β. Microstructure formation in the DH- and QA-specimens at 350 and 450°C will also be explained.
T. Chandra, N. Wanderka, W. Reimers , M. Ionescu
S. Kobayashi et al., "Effect of Quenching and Reheating on Isothermal Phase Transformation in Ti-15Nb-10Zr Alloy ", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 638-642, pp. 582-587, 2010