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Materials 2016, 9(10), 852;

A Fracture Analysis of Ti-10Mo-8V-1Fe-3.5Al Alloy Screws during Assembly

Science & Technology on Reliability & Environment Engineering Laboratory, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, Beijing 100095, China
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Academic Editor: Javier Narciso
Received: 29 August 2016 / Revised: 16 October 2016 / Accepted: 17 October 2016 / Published: 19 October 2016
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Titanium screws have properties that make them ideal for applications that require both a high strength-to-weight ratio and corrosion resistance, such as fastener applications for aviation and aerospace. The fracture behavior of Ti-10Mo-8V-1Fe-3.5Al (TB3) alloy screws during assembly was explored. Besides visual examination, other experimental techniques used for the investigation are as follows: (1) fracture characteristics and damage morphology via scanning electron microscopy (SEM); (2) chemical constituents via energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and hydrogen concentration testing; (3) metallographic observation; (4) stress durability embrittlement testing; and (5) torsion simulation testing. Results show that the fracture mode of the screws is brittle. There is no obvious relation to hydrogen-induced brittle. The main reason for the fracture of titanium alloy screws is internal defects, around which oxygen content is high, increasing brittleness. The internal defects of screws result from grain boundary cracking caused by hot forging. View Full-Text
Keywords: titanium alloy; screw; brittle fracture; internal defect; grain boundary cracking titanium alloy; screw; brittle fracture; internal defect; grain boundary cracking

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Zhang, W.; Huang, Y.; Dai, W.; Jin, X.; Yin, C. A Fracture Analysis of Ti-10Mo-8V-1Fe-3.5Al Alloy Screws during Assembly. Materials 2016, 9, 852.

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