Materials and Design
School of Engineering
National Natural Science Foundation of China
© 2020 The Authors We investigated the tensile and superelastic behaviors of Ti-35Nb-2Ta-3Zr processed by double-faced friction stir processing that results in a roughly 2 times higher yield strength with an elongation of 37%. The friction stir processed specimens exhibited different superelasticity as loading cycle increased. To assess the strength and deformation of gradient structure, in situ micro compression tests were conducted on stir zone and heat affected zone, revealing higher strength in stir zone and better ductility in heat affected zone. The combination of stir zone and heat affected zone could increase the strength and maintain the ductility of the specimen simultaneously.
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