Evaluation of Heat Treatment and Ceramic Coating in Creep of Ti-6Al-4V
This study aimed to evaluate the resistance of a Ti-6Al-4V alloy in creep after heat treatments. It was used a Ti-6Al-4V alloy in cylindrical bars forms, forged condition and annealing at 190oC for 6 hours and cooled in air. The microstructure of Ti-6Al-4V alloy was evaluated after heat treatment and was submitted to creep tests at 600oC and stress conditions from 125 to 319 MPa at constant load. The Widmanstätten structure was obtained by heat treatment. Yttria (8 wt.%) stabilized zirconia (YSZ) with a CoNiCrAlY bond coat was atmospherically plasma sprayed on Ti-6Al-4V substrates by Sulzer Metco Type 9 MB. The alloy with Widmanstätten structure and ceramic coating shows greater resistance to creep and oxidation with a longer life time in creep. At higher stress condition, 600°C and 319 MPa, the Ti-6Al-4V alloy with ceramic coating didn’t show higher creep resistance. This condition presented higher tp value and the value. It occurred because at high stress condition the coating is very fragile, decreasing your creep resistance.
Lucio Salgado and Francisco Ambrozio Filho
T. Sugahara et al., "Evaluation of Heat Treatment and Ceramic Coating in Creep of Ti-6Al-4V", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 660-661, pp. 235-240, 2010