STP1471: Effect of Aging Treatments on the Tensile Properties of Ti-35Nb-7Zr-5Ta-(0.06-0.7)O Alloys

    Qazi, JI
    School of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

    Tsakiris, V
    School of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

    Marquardt, B
    Zimmer Inc., Warsaw, IN

    Rack, HJ
    School of Materials Science and Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

    Pages: 19    Published: Jan 2006


    Abstract

    Ti-35Nb-7Zr-5Ta rods containing 0.06, 0.46, and 0.68 wt.% oxygen were produced by vacuum arc melting and forging. These were solution treated (ST) and aged in the temperature range of 427-593°C for 8 h followed by air cooling. Increasing oxygen content increased the ST yield strength (YS) from 530 to 1081 MPa. The largest increase in YS, 630MPa, in Ti-35Nb-7Zr-5Ta-0.06O observed after aging at 427°C was associated with ω phase precipitation. While the largest increases in YS, (1060 and 1288 MPa, in Ti-35Nb-7Zr-5Ta-0.46/0.68O) observed after aging at 482°C were associated with fine and somewhat inhomogeneous precipitation of the α phase, the tensile elongation remained above 8°. Aging at 538 or 593°C led to an increase in the inhomogeneity in α phase precipitation in Ti-35Nb-7Zr-5Ta-0.46/0.68O, precipitate free zones clearly being observed along with prior β grain boundaries, which served as preferred paths for early crack propagation and decreased tensile ductility.

    Keywords:

    biomaterials, titanium alloys, aging, mechanical properties, fractography


    Paper ID: STP37547S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F04.19

    DOI: 10.1520/STP37547S


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