MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 321, 2020The 14th World Conference on Titanium (Ti 2019)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Microstructure - Properties Relationships|
|Published online||12 October 2020|
Extremely rapid age hardening behavior in solution treated Ti-5Al-2Fe-3Mo
a Nippon Steel Corporation, 20-1 Shintomi, Futtsu, Chiba, 293-8510, Japan
b Toho Titanium Co., LTD.
To grasp age hardening and phase transformation behaviors in a β rich α+β type titanium alloy, Ti-5Al-2Fe-3Mo, during aging at 300-500°C after the solution treatment at high α+β temperature. Vickers hardness and microstructure changes during aging were closely investigated using XDR and TEM/EDS. Vickers hardness rapidly increased with increasing holding time and reached about 440HV by aging at 450°C for only 5 min. It further increased to 510HV in 8h of aging time. The initial stage of age hardening is extremely fast compared to that in other conventional α+β and β type titanium alloys. After aging for only 5min, extremely fine acicular products of about 2 to 10 nm in width were formed in the transformed β phase. TEM/EDS analysis revealed that all substitutional alloying elements, Al, Fe and Mo, homogeneously distributed after the aging, indicating that the transformation is diffusionless as far as substitutional elements are concerned just like martensite transformation although it has time dependency. To explain the mechanism of this unique phase transformation having features of isothermal martensite transformation, we propose bainitic transformation where interstitials such as O diffuse without conspicuous diffusion of substitutional elements.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2020
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