Benefits and Drawbacks of Hydrogen Effect in Microstructure on Titanium Ti-6Al-4V Alloy

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We present herein the effects of hydrogen on the microstructure of surface layers of two-phase titanium Ti-6Al-4V alloy. We describe the damage caused by hydrogen and the possibilities of using hydrogen as a temporary alloying element. The paper regarding the HTM - Hydrogen Treatment of Materials as an attractive method for controlling microstructure and improving final mechanical properties of titanium alloys. Hydrogen treatment consists of three stages: hydrogenation in a hydrogen gas atmosphere (600 °C), cyclic heat hydrogen treatment (300 °C), and dehydrogenation in vacuum (550 °C). We present the possibilities of hydrogen treatment for controlling the microstructure layer of titanium alloy and show results for the corrosion resistance of Ti-6Al-4V titanium alloy after hydrogen treatment. Information about the hydrogen effect on titanium alloys, based on selected publications and the authors’ experience, is also presented.

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Periodical:

Solid State Phenomena (Volume 176)

Edited by:

Agnieszka Botor-Probierz and Andrzej Kiełbus

Pages:

157-171

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/SSP.176.157

Citation:

M. Sozańska and W. Szkliniarz, "Benefits and Drawbacks of Hydrogen Effect in Microstructure on Titanium Ti-6Al-4V Alloy", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 176, pp. 157-171, 2011

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June 2011

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