DYMAT 2009
Volume 2, 2009
DYMAT 2009 - 9th International Conference on the Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under Dynamic Loading
Page(s) 1145 - 1151
Section Micro-Structural Effects
Published online 15 September 2009
DYMAT 2009 (2009) 1145-1151
DOI: 10.1051/dymat/2009160

Comparison of low and high strain rate deformation mechanisms and texture evolution for a textured Ti6Al4V alloy

F. Coghe1, W. Tirry1, 2, L. Rabet1 and P. Van Houtte3

1  Royal Military Academy, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
2  University of Antwerp, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
3  Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

Published online: 15 September 2009

This article is a first attempt to determine the influence of the initial texture and strain rate on the dynamic anisotropic behaviour of a material with a (mainly) hexagonal crystal structure. For this research a commercial Ti6Al4V alloy was used, composed mainly of a hexagonal α-phase. By quasi-static (servo-hydraulical) and dynamic (SHPB) compression testing along different axes on the initially textured material, the influence of the texture on the mechanical anisotropy was investigated. To determine the influence of twinning on the overall deformation behaviour, a microstructural investigation was done using different characterization techniques (optical, SEM, EBSD, TEM). This study will show that for the material used in this study, the initial texture and the associated activation of twinning as a deformation mechanism have a profound effect on the mechanical behaviour for both the quasi-static as for the dynamic loading conditions.

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