The Effect of Irradiation of a Titanium Alloy of the Ti–6Al–4V–Н System with Pulsed Electron Beams on Its Creep

G. P. Grabovetskaya, E. N. Stepanova, I. P. Mishin, O. V. Zabudchenko

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Abstract

Comparative studies of the effect of pulsed electron beam irradiation of the Ti–6Al–4V titanium alloys with the contents of hydrogen of 0.002 wt.% (VT6 alloy) and 0.23 wt.% (VT6–0.23H alloy) on their structure and peculiar creep behavior are performed at a temperature of 723 K within the range of creep rates 10–7–10–5 s–1. It is found out that irradiation of the VT6 and VT6–0.23H alloy samples with electron beams in the no-melting mode neither changes nor increases their steady-state creep. It is shown that formation of a modified surface layer during electron beam irradiation in the melting mode gives rise to a decrease in the steady-state creep rate in the VT6 alloy and its increase in the VT6–0.23H alloy. It is demonstrated that the dependence of the steady-state creep of the VT6 alloy on the stress before and after pulsed electron beam irradiation is satisfactorily described by the creep power law. The presence of hydrogen in a solid solution in the VT6–0.23H alloy violates the creep power law. The physical causes for the high values of a stress sensitivity index and an effective creep activation energy of the VT6 and VT6–0.23H alloys are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)932-939
Number of pages8
JournalRussian Physics Journal
Volume63
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020

Keywords

  • creep
  • hydrogen
  • pulsed electron beam
  • titanium alloy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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