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dc.contributor.author Madikezela, C
dc.contributor.author Cornish, LA
dc.contributor.author Chown, LH
dc.contributor.author Moller, H
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-29T06:45:04Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-29T06:45:04Z
dc.date.issued 2019-02
dc.identifier.citation Madikezela, C., Cornish, L.A., Chown, L.H. and Moller, H. 2019. Microstructure and mechanical properties of selective laser melted Ti-3Al-8V-6Cr-4Zr-4Mo compared to Ti-6Al-4V. Materials Science & Engineering A, v. 747, pp 225-231. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0921-5093
dc.identifier.uri https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921509318317945
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/10873
dc.description Copyright: 2019 Elsevier. Due to copyright restrictions, the attached PDF file only contains the abstract of the full text item. For access to the full text item, kindly consult the publisher's website. en_US
dc.description.abstract Beta Ti-alloys are known for their high fracture toughness and ductility, and are used in applications where these properties are needed, such as the aerospace and biomedical industries. The selective laser melting of the alpha + beta Ti-6Al-4V alloy has been extensively studied for applications in the aerospace industry. Although there has been success in building small parts, the acicular a' microstructure becomes a problem when large parts (800 × 400 × 500 mm3) are built. The acicular a' microstructure of Ti-6Al-4V causes low fracture toughness and low ductility (<10% elongation), which causes the parts to warp and delaminate from the base plate, even before completion, due to the stress build-up. This work investigated the microstructure and mechanical properties of the beta titanium alloy Ti-38644 and two-phase Ti-6Al-4V in the as-built condition, using scanning electron microscopy with electron backscattered diffraction imaging, optical microscopy, micro-Vickers hardness and tensile tests. Ti-6Al-4V had a fine martensitic a' structure inside columnar ß grains, whereas Ti-38644 had a fully ß microstructure, resulting in lower strength. The percentage elongation of Ti-38644 was thrice that of Ti-6Al-4V, showing potential for building large parts. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Worklist;22150
dc.subject Aerospace en_US
dc.subject Ductility en_US
dc.subject Selective laser melting en_US
dc.subject Titanium beta alloys en_US
dc.title Microstructure and mechanical properties of selective laser melted Ti-3Al-8V-6Cr-4Zr-4Mo compared to Ti-6Al-4V en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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