The possible application of gamma titanium aluminides in aerospace industry requires a detailed understanding of the microstructure-property relationship of sheets made from this material. This paper reports the mechanical properties of sheets up to 1000 °C, based on alloy concepts with high Nb concentrations and small additions of C. Sheets were manufactured by rolling powder metallurgical compacts with compositions Ti 45Al 5Nb and Ti 45Al 5Nb 0.5C. The microstructures of both sheets are "near gamma" and consist of γ-TiAl and α2-Ti3Al phases. The texture of both phases is very weak. The strengths levels are very high and that of the C-containing sheet exceeds that of the C-free material at RT by ∼200 MPa. The mechanical properties of Ti 45Al 5Nb are independent of the direction in the sheet, in the whole temperature range from RT to 1000 °C. However, for the C-containing sheet this is true only in the upper temperature range.
- A. Titanium aluminides, based on TiAl
- B. Mechanical properties at high temperatures
- B. Texture
- C. Powder metallurgy
- D. Microstructure