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Microstructural, mechanical characterisation and fractography of as-cast ti-al alloy

Hamzah, Esah and Ong, W.R. and Tamin, Mohd. Nasir (2007) Microstructural, mechanical characterisation and fractography of as-cast ti-al alloy. In: National Metallurgical Conference 2007 (NMC 2007), 2007, Johor Bahru.

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Abstract

The effect of alloying element, namely chromium (Cr) on the microstructures, mechanical characterization and fracture surface of gamma titanium aluminide (Ti Al) has been studied. Micro-hardness and fatigue crack growth tests were performed on as-cast samples with composition of Ti-48at%Al and Ti-48%Al-2at%Cr. Prior to the micro-hardness tests; samples were metallurgically prepared for microstructural and structural analysis using optical microscope and scanning electron microscope. Field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) technique was employed to investigate the fracture surface of sample after fatigue crack growth test. Micro-hardness tests results showed increasing hardness value of Ti-48Al alloys when chromium is added. Both titanium aluminide alloys exhibited a nearly lamellae microstructure. However, finer laths of plates in lamellar structure have been observed in Ti-48at%Al-2at%Cr. FESEM micrograph of surface fracture indicates a mixed mode of failure for both alloys.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Microstructural, mechanical characterisation, fractography
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:14210
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:22 Aug 2011 01:30
Last Modified:01 Aug 2017 02:15

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