Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 1769–1775 | Cite as

Plastic Deformation Behavior of Ti Foil Under Ultrasonic Vibration in Tension

  • Shaosong Jiang
  • Yong Jia
  • Hongbin Zhang
  • Zhihao DuEmail author
  • Zhen Lu
  • Kaifeng Zhang
  • Yushi He
  • Ruizhuo Wang


The benefits of ultrasonic vibration auxiliary metal forming have been shown by many studies. In this study, a series of experiments were carried out to investigate the deformation behavior of Ti foils under ultrasonic vibration in tension, and the tensile properties of Ti foils with/without the application of ultrasonic vibration were investigated. Then, the microstructure of different tensile samples was analyzed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The results of the tensile experiments showed that the tensile strength of tensile samples was reduced when ultrasonic vibration was applied, while the elongation of these samples increased. The flow stress increased with increasing strain without applying ultrasonic vibration, while it decreased steeply when the ultrasonic vibration was applied, and this reduction of flow stress demonstrated the effect of acoustic softening on the properties of the material. Additionally, the range of flow stress reduction was inversely proportional to the time for which ultrasonic vibration was applied. The TEM images showed that there were remarkable differences in dislocation distribution and tangles with/without ultrasonic vibration. The dislocation distribution was inhomogeneous, and copious dislocation tangles were discovered without ultrasonic vibration. When it was applied, the parallel re-arrangement of dislocations could be observed and the mass of dislocation tangles was mostly absent.


dislocations plastic deformation Ti foil ultrasonic vibration 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. The Project No. is 51305100.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shaosong Jiang
    • 1
  • Yong Jia
    • 1
  • Hongbin Zhang
    • 2
  • Zhihao Du
    • 1
    Email author
  • Zhen Lu
    • 1
  • Kaifeng Zhang
    • 1
  • Yushi He
    • 1
  • Ruizhuo Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.College of Mechanical and Electrical EngineeringShandong University of Science and TechnologyQingdaoPeople’s Republic of China

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