A review on crucibles for induction melting of titanium alloys

Simbarashe Fashu, Mykhaylo Lototskyy*, Moegamat Wafeeq Davids, Lydia Pickering, Vladimir Linkov, Sun Tai, Tang Renheng, Xiao Fangming, Pavel V. Fursikov, Boris P. Tarasov

*Corresponding author for this work

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This review highlights the state of art progress in crucible designs which have been identified as showing potential for induction melting three groups of titanium alloys based on the systems; Ti–Al, Ti–Ni, as well as multicomponent Ti-based hydrogen storage alloys. Several important parameters for crucible design, including; crucible-melt interactions, thermodynamic stability, and, thermal shock resistance of different crucibles will be discussed. Based on the findings of the review, the selection criteria for identifying crucibles for melting titanium alloys were outlined and several specific promising solutions were suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Article number108295
JournalMaterials and Design
StatePublished - 15 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Chemical stability
  • Crucible
  • Induction melting
  • Thermal shock resistance
  • Titanium alloys


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