Modelling the High Temperature Deformation of Ti-6Al-4V
The hot deformation behaviour of the alpha / beta Ti-6Al-4V alloy was investigated at various temperatures and strain rates by means of compression and torsion tests. As expected, the peak flow stress increased with increasing strain rate and decreased as the initial sample temperature was increased. The different flow behaviours observed are discussed in terms of the volume fraction of each phase. The dual phase Ti-6Al-4V alloy was assumed to be a composite material containing a soft phase and a hard phase. By taking into consideration the phase-to-phase interaction and volume fraction change with temperature, constitutive models are proposed to simulate the deformation behaviours. By application of the rule of mixtures the modelled yield stresses showed good agreement with the experiment results.
Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
J. K. Zhong et al., "Modelling the High Temperature Deformation of Ti-6Al-4V", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 879-882, 2010