Investigation of local strain rate sensitivity in dual-phase Ti alloys by nanoindentation

Title: Investigation of local strain rate sensitivity in dual-phase Ti alloys by nanoindentation
Author(s): Jun, T
Item Type: Dataset
Abstract: Using nanoindentation we have investigated the local strain rate sensitivity in dual-phase Ti alloys, Ti e 6Al e 2Sn e 4Zr-xMo (x ¼ 2 and 6), as strain rate sensitivity could be a potential factor causing cold dwell fatigue. Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) was used to select hard and soft grain orientations within each of the alloys. Nanoindentation based tests using the continuous stiffness measurement (CSM) method were performed with variable strain rates, on the order of 10 1 to 10 3 s 1 . Local strain rate sensitivity is determined using a power law linking equivalent flow stress and equivalent plastic strain rate. Analysis of residual impressions using both a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and a focused ion beam (FIB) reveals local deformation around the indents and shows that nanoindentation tested structures containing both a and b phases within individual colonies. This indicates that the indentation results are derived from averaged a / b properties. The results show that a trend of local rate sensitivity in Ti6242 and Ti6246 is strikingly different; as similar rate sensitivities are found in Ti6246 regardless of grain orientation, whilst a grain orientation dependence is observed in Ti6242. These findings are important for understanding dwell fatigue deformation modes, and the methodology demonstrated can be used for screening new alloy designs and microstructures.
Using nanoindentation we have investigated the local strain rate sensitivity in dual-phase Ti alloys, Ti e 6Al e 2Sn e 4Zr-xMo (x ¼ 2 and 6), as strain rate sensitivity could be a potential factor causing cold dwell fatigue. Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) was used to select hard and soft grain orientations within each of the alloys. Nanoindentation based tests using the continuous stiffness measurement (CSM) method were performed with variable strain rates, on the order of 10 1 to 10 3 s 1 . Local strain rate sensitivity is determined using a power law linking equivalent flow stress and equivalent plastic strain rate. Analysis of residual impressions using both a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and a focused ion beam (FIB) reveals local deformation around the indents and shows that nanoindentation tested structures containing both a and b phases within individual colonies. This indicates that the indentation results are derived from averaged a / b properties. The results show that a trend of local rate sensitivity in Ti6242 and Ti6246 is strikingly different; as similar rate sensitivities are found in Ti6246 regardless of grain orientation, whilst a grain orientation dependence is observed in Ti6242. These findings are important for understanding dwell fatigue deformation modes, and the methodology demonstrated can be used for screening new alloy designs and microstructures.
Publication Date: 15-Oct-2015
Citation: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.02.146
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/38530
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.32145
Keywords: dual-phase Ti alloys
ocal strain rate sensitivity
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