The pseudo-eutectic microstructure and enhanced properties in laser-cladded hypereutectic Ti–20%Si coatings

Hui Zhang, Zhonghong Zhang, Tai Man Yue

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Ti5Si3is an attractive light weight reinforcement phase in hypereutectic Ti–Si-based alloys, however, the proeutectic Ti5Si3phase is brittle and is easily coarsened when the alloy is prepared under normal solidification conditions, thereby limiting its engineering applications in the aviation and biological industries. In this study, a hypereutectic Ti–20%Si coating with a pseudo-eutectic α-Ti + Ti5Si3microstructure was successfully fabricated on a commercially available Ti alloy by laser cladding under non-equilibrium rapid solidification conditions. The fine, rod-like and well-dispersed eutectic Ti5Si3phase, without the primary Ti5Si3phase, that was produced resulted in a considerable improvement in hardness, corrosion resistance, and fracture resistance when compared to the same compositional alloy prepared by the conventional arc melting technique.
Original languageEnglish
Article number33
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2017


  • Corrosion
  • Fracture resistance
  • Hypereutectic Ti–Si alloy
  • Laser cladding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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