Microstructure and Properties of a Refractory NbCrMo0.5Ta0.5TiZr Alloy (Postprint)
Interim rept. 19-31 Mar 2014
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING DIRECTORATE
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A new refractory alloy, Nb20Cr20Mo10Ta10Ti20Zr20, was produced by vacuum arc melting. To close shrinkage porosity, it was hot isostatically pressed HIPd at T 1723K and P 207MPa for 3 h. In both as-solidified and HIPd conditions, the alloy contained three phases two body centered cubic BCC1 and BCC2 and one face centered cubic FCC. The BCC1 phase was enriched with Nb, Mo and Ta and depleted with Zr and Cr, and its lattice parameter after HIP was a 324.76 0.16 pm. The BCC2 phase was enriched with Zr and Ti and considerably depleted with Mo, Cr and Ta, and its lattice parameter after HIP was estimated to be a 341.0 1.0 pm. The FCC phase was highly enriched with Cr and it was identified as a Laves C15 phase, Zr,TaCr,Mo,Nb2, with the lattice parameter a 733.38 0.18 pm. The volume fractions of the BCC1, BCC2 and FCC phases were 67, 16 and 17, respectively. The alloy density and Vickers microhardness were p 8.23 0.01 gcm3 and Hv 5288 71 MPa. The alloy had compression yield strength of 1595MPa at 296 K, 983MPa at 1073 K, 546MPa at 1273K and 171MPa at 1473 K. During deformation at 296 K and 1073 K, the alloy showed a mixture of ductile and brittle fracture after plastic compression strain of 5 6. No macroscopic fracture was observed after 50 compression strain at 1273K and 1473 K. Phase transformations and particle coarsening considerably accelerated by the plastic deformation occurred in the temperature range of 1073 1473 K.
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