SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1957

The Effects of Carbon and Nitrogen Contamination on the Notch Tensile Properties of Titanium


It has been shown that the notch sensitivity of unalloyed titanium as determined in the notch tension test differs from that measured in the Charpy V-notch impact test. The ductile-brittle transition in the notch tension test occurs at a much lower testing temperature than does that for the impact test.

At a testing temperature of −100 F (−73 C) neither 0.26 per cent carbon nor 0.23 per cent nitrogen leads to embrittlement in unalloyed titanium as determined in the notch tension test.

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Klier, E, P
Syracuse University, Syracuse, N. Y.
Feola, N, J
Curtiss-Wright Corp., Buffalo, N. Y.
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Developed by Committee: B02
Pages: 113–123
DOI: 10.1520/STP44149S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-6204-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-6205-1