Effect of Heat Treatment on the Structure and Properties of Titanium Alloy VT22 Welded Joints Produced by TIG-Welding with Flux-Cored Wire
An important part in affecting the properties of the titanium alloy VT22 is a heat treatment (HT). Annealing of welded joints of the alloy also works as strengthening HT. Depending on the heating temperature, duration of annealing and the cooling rate, different combinations of strength and ductility could be obtained. Annealing is carried out in the VT22 alloy two-phase region (750 - 850 °C) followed by direct or stepwise cooling. This heat treatment results in a maximum heterogeneity of the structure with nearly an equal amount of α and β phases. It also provides a tensile strength of 1100 - 1300 MPa.
Dr. Dmitry A. Chinakhov
V.P. Prilutsky et al., "Effect of Heat Treatment on the Structure and Properties of Titanium Alloy VT22 Welded Joints Produced by TIG-Welding with Flux-Cored Wire", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 927, pp. 119-125, 2018