β Grain Growth Kinetics of Hot-Rolled TB-13 Alloy
A study on the kinetics of β grain growth of a fine-grained, hot-rolled TB-13 alloy was carried out by isochronal and isothermal solution treatments. The grain size of the as-rolled and as-solution-treated samples was determined by metallographic observation using the linear intercept method. The kinetic equations and the Arrhenius-type equation were applied to calculate the β grain growth exponent and the activation energy for β grain growth at special temperatures. The results showed that the β grain growth rate decreased with elongating solution treated time, but increased with increasing solution treated temperature. The β grain growth exponents (n) were 0.394, 0.403 and 0.406 during the solution treated temperatures at 1103K, 1153K and 1203K, respectively. The values of n increased with increasing solution treated temperature and the determined activation energy (Qm) for β grain growth after holding for 0.5h at 1103K-1203K was around 156KJ/mol.
Enhou Han, Guanghong Lu and Xiaolin Shu
Y. Fei et al., "β Grain Growth Kinetics of Hot-Rolled TB-13 Alloy", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 689, pp. 472-478, 2011