Tensile and superelastic behaviors of Ti-35Nb-2Ta-3Zr with gradient structure

Liqiang Wang, Yingchen Wang, Wei Huang, Jia Liu, Yujing Tang, Ling Zhang, Yuanfei Fu, Lai-Chang Zhang, Weijie lu
2020 Materials & design  
We investigated the tensile and superelastic behaviors of Ti-35Nb-2Ta-3Zr processed by double-faced friction stir processing that results in a roughly 2 times higher yield strength with an elongation of 37%. The friction stir processed specimens exhibited different superelasticity as loading cycle increased. To assess the strength and deformation of gradient structure, in situ micro compression tests were conducted on stir zone and heat affected zone, revealing higher strength in stir zone and
more » ... h in stir zone and better ductility in heat affected zone. The combination of stir zone and heat affected zone could increase the strength and maintain the ductility of the specimen simultaneously.
doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2020.108961 fatcat:s3wok3wu6zfgtinac4rqtoqo4i