Accession Number:

ADD002549

Title:

Hot Working of Titanium and Titanium Alloys.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-29

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

In the patent application alpha titanium or an alpha-plus-beta titanium alloy is heated in a hydrogen atmosphere under conditions such as to convert it to beta titanium or a beta titanium alloy which is then hot worked to provide an article of a desired shape. Thereafter, hydrogen is removed from the shaped article, thereby converting the beta titanium or beta titanium alloy of the article to alpha titanium or an alpha-plus-beta titanium alloy. In the beta condition, titanium or titanium alloys offer less resistance to hot working than do alpha and alpha-plus-beta phase materials. As a result lower deformation loads are required to produce desired shapes. Titanium shapes are extensively used in aerospace applications.

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Fabrication Metallurgy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE