Martensite Formation and Decomposition in Alloys of Titanium Containing β-Stabilizing Elements

  • H. M. Flower
  • R. Davis
  • D. R. F. West

Synopsis

An investigation is reported of martensite formation in certain Ti-Mo, Ti-V and Ti-Nb alloys and of the decomposition of martensite on ageing. A transition from hexagonal to orthorhombic martensite occurred with increase in solute content. On ageing the orthorhombic martensite structures, spinodal decomposition took place, accompanied by substantial strengthening. Reversion of α” to β can also occur in some alloys.

Keywords

Titanium Alloy Twin Boundary Habit Plane Spinodal Decomposition Martensite Formation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. M. Flower
    • 1
  • R. Davis
    • 1
  • D. R. F. West
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Metallurgy and Materials ScienceImperial College of Science and TechnologyLondonUK

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