MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 321, 2020The 14th World Conference on Titanium (Ti 2019)
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Published online||12 October 2020|
Nano-scale characterisation of tri-modal microstructures in TIMETAL® 575
1 School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK
2 School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK
3 Timet UK ltd, PO Box 704, Witton, Birmingham, B6 7UR, UK
TIMETAL® 575, developed by Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET), is a high strength forgeable α+β titanium alloy with comparable density, beta transus temperature and processing characteristics to Ti-6Al-4V but with enhanced static and fatigue strength primarily aimed at aero-engine disc or blade applications. Recent research on this alloy has focussed on microstructure evolution as a means to optimise mechanical behaviour and it has been concluded that a solution heat treatment followed by an ageing step yields a resulting “tri-modal” microstructure, consisting of equiaxed primary α and bi-lamellar transformation product containing nano-scale “tertiary alpha” laths, which appear to provide an excellent balance of strength and ductility. The key objective of the work presented here is to characterise this complex nanoscale microstructure in detail at various stages of alloy processing. For that purpose various advanced and recently developed transmission electron microscopy (TEM) techniques have been used. These include alpha and beta phase mapping Precession Electron Diffraction (PED), overall microstructure imaging with conventional BF and DF TEM, distinction of fine phase detail with high angle annular dark field (HAADF) scanning TEM (STEM), and correlation of the nanostructure to the elemental distribution using scanned Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS).
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2020
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