File(s) under permanent embargo
Deformation induced phase transformation during machining of Ti-5553
conference contributionposted on 2011-01-01, 00:00 authored by D Yan, Guy Littlefair, T Pasang
Ti-5553 is a relatively new titanium alloy with applications particularly in the aerospace industry for such key structural components as landing gear. However, during machining of Ti-5553, the elevated temperature and high strain at tool-workpiece interface may alter workpiece microstructure and result in ß to a phase transformation. During phase transformation, some intermediated phase such as w phase may form which is brittle and hard to machine, and it could reduce the fatigue life of machined components. The aim of this research work is to optimize the machining condition for Ti-5553, in which its hot deformation behavior in terms of ß to a phase transformation could be fully understood. Analysis of variables such as micrographs of phase components and cutting zone temperature demonstrates that the cutting temperature governs the formation of final phase components and to some extent this variation has been quantified to allow for further and more detailed investigation.