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Reviewing the class of Al-rich Ti-Al alloys: modeling high temperature plastic anisotropy and asymmetry

Helal Chowdhury, Holm Altenbach, Manja Krüger and Konstantin Naumenko, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Modern Processes 2017 3:16

"A team from Germany presented a review of Al-rich TiAl alloys, analysing scientific literature and discussing recent advances and current understanding of this class of materials. These intermetallics with a unique set of physical and mechanical properties are suitable for high-temperature (up to 800°C) structural applications in aircraft engines, industrial gas turbines, etc. The main focus of this review is on their constituent phases, microstructure, deformation mechanisms and mechanical behaviour. Also, a micromechanical crystal-plasticity-based modelling approach is employed to assess plastic anisotropy of a single crystal of Ti-61.8at.%Al." Vadim Silberschmidt, Editor-in-chief. Read the article here

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Advanced Composites: Microstructure, Mechanics, Manufacturing and Optimisation
Edited by Edgar Alejandro Marañon Leon, Helmut Boehm, Chaofeng Lu,  Ken-Ichi Manabe

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