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Metals 2017, 7(8), 286;

Effects of Trace Si Addition on the Microstructures and Tensile Properties of Ti-3Al-8V-6Cr-4Mo-4Zr Alloy

Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016, China
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Received: 16 June 2017 / Revised: 21 July 2017 / Accepted: 24 July 2017 / Published: 27 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Titanium Alloys 2017)
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The microstructural evolution and tensile properties of Ti-3Al-8V-6Cr-4Mo-4Zr titanium alloys with various Si contents were investigated. The results revealed that the addition of trace Si and the presence of Zr induced the formation of (TiZr)6Si3 silicides, in the size range from 100 nm to 300 nm. The fine silicide precipitates refined β grains. The tensile strength increased about 40 MPa due to precipitation strengthening and grain refinement, and the ductility of the two alloys was similar. The tensile fracture mode of the alloys was dimple ductile fracture. View Full-Text
Keywords: titanium alloy; microstructure; silicide; tensile properties titanium alloy; microstructure; silicide; tensile properties

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Ba, H.; Dong, L.; Zhang, Z.; Lei, X. Effects of Trace Si Addition on the Microstructures and Tensile Properties of Ti-3Al-8V-6Cr-4Mo-4Zr Alloy. Metals 2017, 7, 286.

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