Finite-element modeling of titanium powder densification

Bing Ye, Marc R. Matsen, David C. Dunand*

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A powder-level, finite-element model is created to describe densification, as a function of applied stress during uniaxial hot pressing, of CP-Ti and Ti-6Al-4V powders with spherical or spheroidal shapes for various packing geometries. Two cases are considered: (1) isothermal densification (in the α- or β-fields of CP-Ti and in the β-field of Ti-6Al-4V) where power-law creep dominates and (2) thermal cycling densification (across the α/β-phase transformation of Ti-6Al-4V) where transformation mismatch plasticity controls deformation at low stresses. Reasonable agreement is achieved between numerical results and previously published experimental measurements and continuum modeling predictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-390
Number of pages10
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys

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