Solidification behavior and the evolution of phase in laser rapid forming of graded Ti6Al4V-Rene88DT alloy

X. Lin, Tai Man Yue, H. O. Yang, W. D. Huang

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The graded material of Ti6Al4V-Rene88DT superalloy, which has shown the potential to be applied in aeroengines, was fabricated from prealloyed metal powders using the technique of laser rapid forming (LRF). A compositional gradient, from 100 pct Ti6Al4V to Ti6Al4V-38 pct Rene88DT, was achieved within a thickness of laser deposit of 54 mm. The solidification behavior and the phase evolution of the compositionally graded material were studied. The results of the X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis together with the metallographic study showed that a series of phase evolutions, α + β → α + β + Ti2Ni → β + Ti2Ni, along the compositional gradient have occurred. The hardness value of the graded material was measured along the compositional gradient, and the results were explained in terms of the various phases present. The condition for columnar-to-equiaxed transition observed in the graded material was explained, based on Hunt's criterion. Finally, the morphology of β + Ti2Ni anomalous eutectic is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-137
Number of pages11
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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