Service properties of ultrafine-grained Ti–6Al–4V alloy at elevated temperature
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This study deals with investigation of mechanical properties and fatigue behavior of the ultra-fine grained (UFG) alloy Ti–6Al–4V at elevated temperatures. UFG samples were produced by means of combination of equal-channel angular pressing and thermomechanical treatments. Studies of the temperature dependence of mechanical properties of the UFG alloy demonstrated their thermal stability upto 175–350 °C. It was revealed that 100-hour creep rupture strength at 300 °C increased from 750 MPa in the conventional state to 890 MPa in the UFG state. The alloy demonstrates stability of the UFG structure at 300 and 370 °C in the conditions of long-term tests. The fatigue tests were conducted with axial loading applied on a sample at 175 °C, the asymmetry factor of the cycle was 0.1. The fatigue endurance limit of the UFG alloy was almost 50 % higher than that of the CG alloy.
KeywordsFatigue Severe Plastic Deformation Coarse Grained Creep Rupture Strength Coarse Grained Sample
The study has been conducted under the support of Federal Target Program within the state contract No 14.740.11.0134.
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