Mechanical Properties of Spark Plasma Sintering-Processed Pure Ti and Ti-6Al-4V Alloys: A Comparative Study between Harmonic and Non-Harmonic Microstructures

Tarik Sadat, Kyohei Hayashi, Gregory Haugou, Herve Morvan, Eric Markiewicz, Laurent Dubar, Maxence Bigerelle, Kei Ameyama, Guy Dirras
2021 Compounds  
Microstructure characteristics and compressive property relationships of so-called harmonic (composed by fine and coarse grains) and conventional pure titanium (Ti) and Ti-6Al-4V alloy processed by powder metallurgy route are presented in the present work. Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) analysis was performed to characterize the as-processed microstructures. The harmonicity structure of selected samples is described, and relevant EBSD maps are presented. The bulk samples' hardness is
more » ... ples' hardness is reported, along with compressive responses at quasi-static and intermediate strain rates, ranging from 0.005 s−1 to 16 s−1. The strain rate sensitivity of these metallic samples is discussed, and the benefits in terms of mechanical properties of the harmonic microstructures compared with the non-harmonic conventional ones are highlighted. Finally, a modified Johnson–Cook model was shown to predict fairly the experimental results.
doi:10.3390/compounds1010005 fatcat:xeqd2er6rfhczbr7blhi4fqnpe