Microstructure and texture inhomogeneity in Ti-10V-2Fe-3Al

Juan Zhao, Matthew Dargusch, Chris H J Davies

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The metstable beta titanium alloy Ti-10V-2Fe-3Al is used in aircraft landing gear due to its excellent strength-density ratio. However, the alloy suffers from deformation-induced texture inhomogeneity, and this restricts its broader use. This paper examines some of the relationships between the microstructure, texture, and texture inhomogeneity in Ti-10-2-3. The texture was investigated by electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) and X-ray diffraction. In its as-received state the material was forged at 760°C and this was followed by a heat treatment at the same temperature, A rotated cube texture {001}〈110〉and γ fiber textureare the dominant beta phase texture in this state. Analysis of the EBSD results revealed the expected Burger's relationship between the alpha phase and beta matrix in the as-received plate. Through-thickness texture was studied by X-ray diffraction. The texture evolves from γfiber toward rotated cube texture from surface to the center. After further heat treatment at 820°C, both the beta and alpha phases form a recrystallization texture and the Burgers relationship is no longer obvious.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th World Conference on Titanium (TI-2011)
Subtitle of host publication19-24 June, 2011; Beijing China
EditorsLian Zhou, Hui Chang, Yafeng Lu, Dongsheng Xu
Place of PublicationBeijing China
PublisherScience Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9787030338952
ISBN (Print)9787030338990
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventThe World Conference on Titanium 2011 - China National Convention Center, Beijing, China
Duration: 19 Jun 201124 Jun 2011
Conference number: 12th


ConferenceThe World Conference on Titanium 2011
Abbreviated titleTi 2011
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  • Beta titanium
  • Burger's relationship
  • Texture inhomogeneity
  • Ti-10V-2Fe-3Al

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