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    Tailoring Ti-6Al-4V Alloy for Energy Applications

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    The process of tailoring an alloy to an optimum composition and microstructure is illustrated by the substitution of Ti-6Al-4V alloy for 13Cr steel in the transition row blading of low-pressure fossil steam turbines. Through control of the processing parameters, the microstructure and texture of Ti-6Al-4V alloy may be controlled to produce fine-grained equiaxed or bimodal microstructures of constant texture.


    steels, microstructure, Ti-6Al-4V alloy, fossil-fuel steam turbines, power plants

    Author Information:

    Jaffee, RI
    Senior technical advisor, Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, Calif.

    Committee/Subcommittee: E04.09

    DOI: 10.1520/STP31762S