β-Texture Evolution During α Precipitation in the Two-Step Forging Process of a Near-β Titanium Alloy

L. Meng, T. Kitashima, T. Tsuchiyama, M. Watanabe

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Abstract

β-Texture evolution during consecutive forgings at the single β and (α + β) regions, i.e., two-step forging, was investigated in Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-6Mo alloy. Grain-boundary (GB) α-phase initially formed during forging in the (α + β) region, and interior α-phase subsequently penetrated the β grains. The greater the (α + β) deformation under a constant total forging ratio, the stronger the promotion of interior α precipitation and growth. The {001} β fiber texture intensity increased with increasing forging ratio before the precipitation of interior α. This increase was promoted as the prior-β forging ratio was increased under a constant (α + β) forging ratio. However, the {001} β texture was weakened during the precipitation and growth of interior α. The higher α fraction led to enhanced weakening of the {001} texture. The precipitated α phase had strong { 11 2 ¯ 0 } α texture, and the { 10 1 ¯ 1 } 〈 11 2 ¯ 0 〉 pyramidal slip system was the most active system in the α phase. The {001} β texture intensity was moderated by a dominant α slip that predominantly activated {110}〈111〉 β slip under the Burgers orientation relationship.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5912-5922
Number of pages11
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Volume51
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys

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