Chirag D. Rabadia, Edith Cowan UniversityFollow
Y. J. Liu
Syed F. Jawed, Edith Cowan UniversityFollow
Y. H. Li
X. H. Zhang
T. B. Sercombe
Hongqi Sun, Edith Cowan UniversityFollow
Laichang Zhang, Edith Cowan UniversityFollow
Materials & Design
School of Engineering
Laves phase alloys are promising materials for several structural applications, but the extreme brittleness is the predominant shortcoming of a Laves matrix. One potential solution to overcome this shortcoming is to alloy Laves matrix with some soft matrix. A group of Ti-35Zr-5Fe-xMn (x = 0, 2, 4, 6, 8 wt%) alloys was cast with an aim to improve deformation in Laves alloy compositions. The phase and microstructure analyses reveal dual phase matrices, including a β phase and a C14 type Laves phase in the investigated alloys. The mechanical properties such as yield strength, hardness and plastic strain for the investigated alloys are found to be significantly sensitive to volume fraction of the Laves phase. Ti-35Zr-5Fe shows impressive ultimate compressive strength (~1.7 GPa), yield strength (1138 MPa) and large plastic strain (23.2 %). The fracture mechanisms are dependent on the microstructure of the alloys. Additionally, the work-hardening ability of the investigated alloys have also been evaluated based on the analyses of slip band patterns formed around the micro-hardness indentations. Notably, the extreme brittleness is not encountered in all the Ti-35Zr-5Fe-xMn alloys and all exhibit very good compressive elongation including the maximum (32.5 %) in Ti-35Zr-5Fe.
Rabadia, C. D. (2020). Microstructure and mechanical behavior of metastable beta type titanium alloys. Retrieved from https://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/2278
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