Modelling the optimum hot workability of TiB reinforced Ti-6Al-4 V alloy by stability maps
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Author/sGarcía de Cortázar, Maider; Peñalba, Felix; Silveira, Elena; Gómez-Mitxelena, Xabier; Carsí, Manuel; [et al.]
Reinforced titanium materials
Hot compression tests
Hot workability of Ti-6%Al-4%V and two whisker discontinuously reinforced materials, Ti-6%Al-4%V/1.2%TiB and Ti-6%Al-4%V/8.9%TiB, have been investigated. Hot uniaxial compression tests were carried out using a computer controlled thermomechanical simulator Gleeble machine at temperatures in the range 850 °C to 950 °C and strain rates ranging from 1 to 50 s−1. The microstructures and the compression test results were compared among the three materials. The Ti-6%Al-4%V/8.9%TiB material presented extensive cracking after deformation. In contrast, the Ti-6%Al-4%V/1.2%TiB material showed an interesting compromise between flow stress and workability. The parameters of the Garofalo equation were calculated for the three materials revealing apparent activation energies that increased with increasing TiB content. The modelling is carried out by stability maps that gives the temperature at a given strain rate to obtain optimal workability and the stresses that has to bear the equipment. Taken 5 ...