MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 321, 2020The 14th World Conference on Titanium (Ti 2019)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Microstructure - Properties Relationships|
|Published online||12 October 2020|
Mechanical behaviour and microstructural evolution in fine grain Ti-6Al-4V alloy under superplastic conditions
1 Institut Clément Ader (ICA), Université de Toulouse, CNRS, IMT Mines Albi, UPS, INSA, ISAE-SUPAERO, Campus Jarlard, 81013 Albi CT Cedex 09, France
2 CIRIMAT, Université de Toulouse, CNRS, 4 allée Emile Monso, BP 44362, 31030 Toulouse Cedex 04, France
3 Department of Advanced Materials Science, Faculty of Engineering, Kagawa University, 2217-20 Hayashi-cho, Takamatsu, Kagawa 761-0396, Japan
Ti-6Al-4V is able to support high level of deformations like superplastic deformation for aeronautical structural applications. However, the applied temperature during forming induces changes in phase fraction, which may have an impact on the mechanisms of deformation involved and the final part. Mechanisms described in the literature, like dislocation glide, diffusional creep, Grain Boundary Sliding (GBS) accommodated by dislocation or diffusion, are still controversial as there are mainly based on post mortem analysis or on stress-strain data. The purpose of this work was to combine interrupted tensile tests and heat treatments to improve the understanding of the mechanisms of deformation on each stage of deformation. The chosen test temperatures were 750°C and 920°C which correspond to different β phase fractions. The microstructural features like grain size and phase fraction were studied by Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) combined with image analysis. Moreover, EBSD was used to follow the change of crystalline orientation of α grains to distinguish the involved mechanisms as a function of the deformation. Indeed, it would appears that several mechanisms could be activated depending on the deformation stage and on the temperature.
Key words: Superplasticity / Titanium alloys / Texture / β-phase fraction / EBSD / pole figure
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