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On the contributions of different micromechanisms for enhancement in the strength of TI-6Al-4V alloy upon B addition: A nanomechanical analysis

Seok, Moo-Young and Zhao, Yakai and Lee, Jung-A and Mohamed, Reda M and Al-Harbi, Laila M and Al-Ghamdi, Mohammed S and Singh, Gaurav and Ramamurty, Upadrasta and Jang, Jae-il (2015) On the contributions of different micromechanisms for enhancement in the strength of TI-6Al-4V alloy upon B addition: A nanomechanical analysis. In: MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING, 649 . pp. 123-127.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2015.09.103

Abstract

The addition of small amount of boron to Ti and it alloys refines the as-cast microstructure and enhances the mechanical properties. In this paper, we employ nanoindentation on each of the constituent phases in the microstructure and `rule-of-mixture' type analysis to examine their relative contributions to the strength enhancement in a Ti-6Al-4V alloy modified with 0.3 wt% B. Our results indicate to two main contributors to the relatively higher flow strength of B-modified alloy vis-a-vis the base alloy: (a) strengthening of alpha phase due to the reduction in the effective slip length that occurs as a result of the microstructural refinement that occurs upon B addition, and (b) composite strengthening caused by the TiB whiskers present in the alloy. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Ti alloys; Nanoindentation; Strengthening; Hardness; Slip lines
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2015 07:55
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2015 07:55
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/52903

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