Microscopy of heat treated titanium alloy BT16

G.Q. Wu, H. Song, Wei Sha, Z.G. Zhang

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    Metallographic characterisation is combined with statistical analysis to study the microstructure of a BT16 titanium alloy after different heat treatment processes. It was found that the length, width and aspect ratio of α plates in this alloy follow the three-parameter Weibull distribution. Increasing annealing temperature or time causes the probability distribution of the length and the width of α plates to tend toward a normal distribution. The phase transformation temperature of the BT16 titanium alloy was found to be 875±5°C.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1777-1782
    Number of pages6
    JournalMaterials Science And Technology
    Issue number12
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011


    • Heat treatment
    • Microstructure
    • Data processing
    • Size distribution
    • Microscopy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechanics of Materials


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