The large scale ingot of Ti-45Al-8.5 Nb-(W, B, Y) alloy, which was manufactured by plasma arc cold hearth melting process, was successfully forged by a two-step canned forging process with a total deformation of 85%. The pancake is crack-free with smooth surface and presents recrystallized duplex microstructure. Additionally, the fraction of β/B2 phase in the as-forged microstructure has dropped. The high angle grain boundaries are dominant among recrystallized grains. After the heat treatments at different temperatures, the fine duplex, nearly lamellar and fully lamellar microstructures can be obtained respectively. Compared with the as-cast condition at room temperature, the ultimate tensile strength increases from 633 MPa to 897 MPa and the elongation improves from 0.23% to 2.2%. The strengths of as-forged TiAl alloy are relatively high at high temperatures. Moreover, superplastic behavior appears above 900 °C.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Materials Science & Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing|
|State||Published - 20 Nov 2016|
- High Nb containing TiAl
- Tensile properties