TitleEvaluation of the Microstructure and Charpy Impact Toughness of Hot Worked Powder Ti-6Al-4V
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsDominguez, A, Ali, A, Orantes, F, Ula, N, Li, Y, Foyos, J, Garmestani, H, Tabei, A, Almahmoud, K, Almahmoud, O, others,
Conference NameDefect and Diffusion Forum
PublisherTrans Tech Publ

Ti-6Al-4V powder, produced by the hydride-dehydride (HDH) process, was hot isostatically pressed (HIP) into three bars. The 10 cm (4 in) diameter bars were hot worked (HW) to three different diameters: 5.1 cm (2 in) (75% reduction in area), 3.8 cm (1.5 in) (86% reduction in area), and 2.5 cm (1 in) (94% reduction in area). Three samples were machined out of each bar along the end, middle and transverse orientations. These samples were ground, polished, and etched. The microstructure of the samples was evaluated at 100X and 200X magnifications. The objective of this experiment was to examine the effect of deformation on the microstructure and properties of hot rolled titanium alloy bar product. Charpy impact samples were also machined out of each of the various diameter bars. Impact testing was used to quantify toughness by correlating the microstructure to the energy absorbed. The tensile properties of the hot bars were determined as well as the crystallographic texture. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was performed on the fractured surface of the Charpy impact samples.