Optimization of Tensile Strength and Ductility of Grade 2 Ti, Conditioned by Severe Plastic Deformation

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Among the materials employed for orthopedic implants, Ti-6Al-4V is definitely the best choice due to its excellent properties. However, a more intense use is hindered by high cost and the presence of harmful elements, viz. Al and V. A solution can be found in commercially pure Ti, provided its tensile and fatigue properties can be upgraded by some process of Severe Plastic Deformation. In the present work, Grade 2 Ti was submitted to up to four Equal Channel Angular Pressing passes, followed by cold rolling (30 70 and 90% reduction ratio) Hardness and tensile properties were determined, paying attention to the work hardening behavior. Results show that Severe Plastic Deformation gives a 442 MPa increase over the yield strength of annealed Grade 2 Ti (originally 337 MPa), while elongation reached 21%. Best results were obtained with four passes followed by 70% cold rolling reduction. Finally, the microstructural stability was assessed by hardness measurements.

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Periodical:

Materials Science Forum (Volumes 667-669)

Edited by:

Jing Tao Wang, Roberto B. Figueiredo and Terence G. Langdon

Pages:

803-808

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.667-669.803

Citation:

A.A. de A. Mendes Filho et al., "Optimization of Tensile Strength and Ductility of Grade 2 Ti, Conditioned by Severe Plastic Deformation", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 667-669, pp. 803-808, 2011

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December 2010

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