Role of Ti/Al Ratio of Ti-Al-X (X=Cr, Nb, Ta and W) Intermetallics on High Temperature Tensile Properties
The mechanical properties of g-TiAl at elevated temperatures have been investigated extensively over the last 30 years. Designed alloys have been proposed from the first generation alloy (Ti-48Al-2Cr-2Nb) to the second, the third and the fourth generations. However, a decisive chemical composition of g-TiAl has not been agreed among researchers yet. The main reasons for this situation are difficulties in compositional control of Ti-Al-X-Y. In this paper, the high temperature tensile properties of g-TiAl alloy with lots of different composition have been examined from the room temperature to 1200C and the tensile strength data of those specimens have been summarized. It is clear that Ti/Al atomic ratio plays an important role on the behaviors of the high temperature strength since the Ti/Al atomic ratio is strongly related to the phase stabilities between g and a2 phases in the binary Ti-Al phase diagram. A very narrow confine of a/a2 atomic ratio exists in the specimens having the comparatively high tensile strength at the elevated temperatures. Moreover, additions of the third elements such as Cr, Nb, Ta and W to g-TiAl contribute on the increase of the tensile strength and the shift of the phase stability among a2, b and g phases. In order to utilize g-TiAl alloys in the various machine components at high temperatures, the severe process controls of melting, casting, thermo-mechanical treatments and heat treatments are indispensable.
B. Mishra, M. Ionescu and T. Chandra
K. Hashimoto "Role of Ti/Al Ratio of Ti-Al-X (X=Cr, Nb, Ta and W) Intermetallics on High Temperature Tensile Properties", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 783-786, pp. 1136-1141, 2014