Influence of flash treatment on pseudoelastic behaviour of biomedical Ti-25Nb-3Zr-3Mo-2Sn alloy

Suming Zhu, Yuman Zhu, Matthew Dargusch, Jian-Feng Nie

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The effect of heat treatment on tensile properties, especially pseudoelastic behaviour of hot-rolled Ti-25Nb-3Zr-3Mo-2Sn (wt.%) alloy has been studied. The as-rolled alloy shows high strength due to the presence of nanoscale co and a precipitates, but it suffers from limited ductility. The conventional solution plus ageing treatment improves the ductility, but it has an adverse effect on the psudoelastic properties. By applying flash treatment (500 °C for 2 min), the alloy is found to have not only balanced strength and ductility, but also improved psudoelastic properties, such as higher recovery strain and lower elastic modulus. The microstructural changes associated with the flash treatment are revealed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTHERMEC 2016
EditorsC. Sommitsch, M. Ionescu, B. Mishra, E. Kozeschnik, T. Chandra
Place of PublicationPfaffikon Switzerland
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783035731293
ISBN (Print)9783035711295
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventInternational Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials 2016 - Graz, Austria
Duration: 29 May 20163 Jun 2016
Conference number: 9th

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752


ConferenceInternational Conference on Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials 2016
Abbreviated titleTHERMEC 2016


  • Flash treatment
  • Pseudoelastic behavior
  • Titanium alloys

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