The role of Jominy tests in understanding transformations in TiAl-based alloys

David Hu, M. H. Loretto, Aijun Huang, Xinhua Wu

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The influence of composition and of grain size on the transformation of the high temperature alpha phase during cooling TiAl-based alloys has been studied using end-quench Jominy tests. Longitudinal sections of these quenched samples provide information, over a wide range of cooling rates, on the influence of composition and of the alpha grain size on the solid state transformations. The transformations occurring during cooling lead to two-phase structures (lamellar, Widmanstätten, feathery) and to single-phase structures (massive gamma or to retained alpha) and the factors which influence the balance between these two types of transformation have been investigated. The observations show that the phases formed on cooling can be strongly influenced by diffusion occurring during cooling and by the availability of nucleation sites. The factors favouring the formation of fully massively transformed samples have been clarified and some limited tensile data obtained are presented which have been obtained from fully massive samples which have been HIPped (aged) after quenching.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTitanium Alloys for High Temperature Applications
Subtitle of host publicationA Symposium Dedicated to the Memory of Dr. Martin Blackburn - Proceedings of Symp. sponsored by the Titanium Committee of the Structural Materials
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventThe Minerals, Metals & Materials Society Annual Meeting and Exhibition 2006 - San Antonio, United States of America
Duration: 12 Mar 200616 Mar 2006
Conference number: 135th


ConferenceThe Minerals, Metals & Materials Society Annual Meeting and Exhibition 2006
Abbreviated titleTMS Annual 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Antonio


  • End-quenching
  • TiAl alloys
  • Transformations

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