Accession Number:

ADA415245

Title:

Interfacial Atomic Structure Segregation and Strength of Polysynthetically-Twinned TiAl

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Mar 1999-31 Mar 2002

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA PA RESEARCH SERVICES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-04-18

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Polysynthetically-twinned titanium aluminide PST-TiAl, a fully lamellar gamma-TiAl alpha 2-Ti3Al dual-phase alloy, is under evaluation for applications in rotary components in aircraft and automobile industries due to its high specific strength, and a high strength-retention capability at elevated-temperatures. However, the low ductility at room- to mid-high temperatures of the material hinders its application. Additions of certain tertiary elements to the binary TiAl system appear to improve the ductility at room- to mid-high temperatures, thus a balance among strength, ductility, and fracture toughness can be expected. In this article, segregation of tertiary elements to the lamellar interfaces is investigated. Single crystals of a TiAl with 0.6 atomic percentage tertiary additions are grown by an optical float-zone method. Segregation to the lamellar interfaces and the microstructure of the interfaces are investigated. Structures of the lamellar interfaces are characterized, and microchemistry and distribution habits of these elements along the gammaalpha 2 lamellar boundaries as well as the gamma-gamma lamellar and domain boundaries are analyzed.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Crystallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE