Author

Brock

Date of Award

12-1998

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems

First Advisor

Dr. Abiodun Olowe

Second Advisor

Dr. Vladimir Tsukruk

Third Advisor

Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

An investigation of texture and microstructure formation in Ti-6Al-4V after thermomechanical processing and heat treating was performed. X-ray diffraction was used to measure prismatic and pyramidal pole figures. These pole figures were used to calculate basal pole figures, which showed significant changes in texture from heavy rolling and near or above β-transus heat treatments. Primary texture components were found to be strengthened by near β-transus heat treatments. For heavily rolled material, above β-transus heat treatments were found to reverse the primary texture components order of dominants. Heavy rolling was found to reduce the RD component and strengthen the TD.

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