Three-dimensional investigation of the microtexture near tensile crack tip in Ti-6Al-4V

X. Xu, Y. Y. Tse, G. D. West, A. Huang

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Microtexture regions are normally found in Ti-6Al-4V with bi-modal microstructure and are believed to have significant effect on crack growth morphology. In the present study, the microtextured regions of about 30 μm wide contains elongated grains with c-axis parallel to transverse direction. The crack tip from an interrupted tensile test was examined using three-dimensional electron backscattered diffraction (3D-EBSD) assisted with an ion beam. It has been found that the crack path was along the boundaries of randomly orientated grains or along the retained β phase. The transverse orientation was found to promote the faceted crack growth.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Processing and Interfaces
PublisherThe Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781118296073
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventThe Minerals, Metals & Materials Society Annual Meeting and Exhibition 2012 - Orlando, United States of America
Duration: 11 Mar 201215 Mar 2012
Conference number: 141st

Publication series

NameTMS Annual Meeting


ConferenceThe Minerals, Metals & Materials Society Annual Meeting and Exhibition 2012
Abbreviated titleTMS Annual 2012
CountryUnited States of America
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  • 3D reconstruction
  • Crack
  • Microtexture
  • Ti-6Al-4V

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