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Metals Handbook Desk Edition

Edited by
Joseph R. Davis
Joseph R. Davis
Davis & Associates
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ASM International
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-199-3
Publication date:
1998
Book Chapter

Introduction and Overview of Titanium and Titanium Alloys

By
Rodney R. Boyer
Rodney R. Boyer
Editing author
Boeing Commercial Airplane Company
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Published:
1998
Page range:
575 - 578

Abstract

Titanium and its alloys are used in various applications owing to its high strength, stiffness, good toughness, low density, and good corrosion resistance. This article discusses the applications of titanium and titanium alloys in gas turbine engine components, aerospace pressure vessels, optic-system support structures, prosthetic devices, and applications requiring corrosion resistance and high strength. It explains the effects of alloying elements in titanium alloys as they play an important role in controlling the microstructure and properties and describes the secondary phases and martensitic transformations formed in titanium alloy systems. Information on commercial and semicommercial grades and alloys of titanium is tabulated. The article also discusses the different grades of titanium alloys such as alpha, near-alpha alloys, alpha-beta alloys, beta alloys, and advanced titanium alloys (titanium-matrix composites and titanium aluminides).

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Rodney R. Boyer, 1998. "Introduction and Overview of Titanium and Titanium Alloys", Metals Handbook Desk Edition, Joseph R. Davis

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