Effects of microtexture and Ti3Al (α2) precipitates on the Stress-Corrosion Cracking (SCC) properties of Ti-8Al-1Mo-1V (Ti-811) have been investigated using a constant displacement SCC test in 0.1 M aqueous sodium chloride (NaCl) solution. SEM, TEM, and EBSD were employed to characterize microstructure and microtexture. Results reveal that both microtexture and α2 precipitates increase the SCC susceptibility of Ti-811. The SCC propagation direction aligns with microtextured regions, and most α grains were preferentially orientated for basal <a> slip along the SCC crack. SCC susceptibility was eliminated by implementing hot isostatic pressing (HIPping) and post heat-treatment processes through eliminating both crystallographic microtexture and α2 precipitates. Fractography showed that the formation mechanism of the propagation facets could be attributed to Hydrogen Enhanced Localized Plasticity (HELP).
- A. Titanium
- B. SEM
- B. TEM
- C. Hydrogen embrittlement
- C. Stress corrosion
Aijun Huang (Manager)Office of the Vice-Provost (Research and Research Infrastructure)
Peter Miller (Manager)Office of the Vice-Provost (Research and Research Infrastructure)