Evolution of beta grain size during beta phase processing of Ti-6A1-4V

Alfred Krumphals, Martin Stockinger, Fernando Warchomicka, Christof Sommitsch

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Abstract

Thermo-mechanical processing of Ti-6A1-4V above beta-transus temperature is currently rarely used for the production of structural components in aircrafts. A better forgeability and therefore a reduction of forging steps and material input would result in a significant cost reduction. The high temperature strongly influences the final microstructure. To reduce the risk of non conforming parts the limits of process variations must be well defined upfront. For that reason, the simulation of microstructure and in particular beta-grain size during closed die forging processes offers the possibility to predict the evolution of the microstructure and thus to optimize the whole thermo-mechanical process. The microstructure models discussed in this paper are capable to describe physical processes like grain growth and recrystallization of Ti-6A1-4V in beta phase field. Therefore the prediction of beta grain size in dependence of process parameters is possible. All models are calibrated with experimental as well as published data, thus their validity is given in the range of typical beta-processing temperatures, strains and strain rates. The semi-empirical models are linked to special purpose FE-code DEFORM™ in order to predict the evolution of beta grain size during thermo mechanical processing of critical aircraft components. Examples of simulation results as well as microstructural investigations are discussed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTi 2011 - Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Titanium
Pages493-496
Number of pages4
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event12th World Conference on Titanium, Ti 2011 - Beijing, China
Duration: 19 Jun 201124 Jun 2011

Conference

Conference12th World Conference on Titanium, Ti 2011
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period19/06/1124/06/11

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Microstructure
Processing
Aircraft
Forging
Cost reduction
Grain growth
Temperature
Strain rate

Keywords

  • Beta grain size hot deformation
  • Grain growth
  • Modeling
  • Recrystallization
  • Ti-6Al-4V

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

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Krumphals, A., Stockinger, M., Warchomicka, F., & Sommitsch, C. (2012). Evolution of beta grain size during beta phase processing of Ti-6A1-4V. In Ti 2011 - Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Titanium (Vol. 1, pp. 493-496)

Evolution of beta grain size during beta phase processing of Ti-6A1-4V. / Krumphals, Alfred; Stockinger, Martin; Warchomicka, Fernando; Sommitsch, Christof.

Ti 2011 - Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Titanium. Vol. 1 2012. p. 493-496.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

Krumphals, A, Stockinger, M, Warchomicka, F & Sommitsch, C 2012, Evolution of beta grain size during beta phase processing of Ti-6A1-4V. in Ti 2011 - Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Titanium. vol. 1, pp. 493-496, 12th World Conference on Titanium, Ti 2011, Beijing, China, 19/06/11.
Krumphals A, Stockinger M, Warchomicka F, Sommitsch C. Evolution of beta grain size during beta phase processing of Ti-6A1-4V. In Ti 2011 - Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Titanium. Vol. 1. 2012. p. 493-496
Krumphals, Alfred ; Stockinger, Martin ; Warchomicka, Fernando ; Sommitsch, Christof. / Evolution of beta grain size during beta phase processing of Ti-6A1-4V. Ti 2011 - Proceedings of the 12th World Conference on Titanium. Vol. 1 2012. pp. 493-496
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