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The Effects of Short-Time Solution Treatment and Short-Time Aging on Young’s Modulus of TI-6Al-4V

Abdul Ajiz 1, Gunawarman 2, and Jon Affi 2
1. Padang State Polytechnics, Padang, West Sumatera, 25000, Indonesia
2. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Andalas University, Padang
Abstract: The Ti-6Al-4V alloy is currently utilized as structural materials in artificial hip and knee joints, bone plates and screws, and artificial dental roots. It is mainly used in implants that replace hard tissue because has a high strength, good corrosion resistance, high biocompatibility compared to other conventional metallic biomaterials such as stainless steel and Co-Cr-Mo alloys. The Ti-6Al-4V alloy with low Young’s modulus equivalent to that of the cortical bone is a simultaneously required in order to inhibit bone absorption. By short-time solution treatment and subsequent short-time aging, the mechanical properties of Ti–6Al–4V alloy can be improved while maintaining a low Young’s modulus. The results shown that optimum heat treatments obtained in the alloys conducted the short-time solution treatment at 930 oC (1203 K) for 60 s and subsequent short-time aging at 530 oC (803 K) for 40 s. It was obtained the yield strength and tensile strength improved without reduction in ductility. Their maximum improvement rates of reached 21,6% and 21,1%, respectively and the Young’s modulus reduced with maximum rates of reached 19%.
Key words: Ti-6Al-4V, short-time solution treatment, short-time aging, mechanical properties

Cite: Abdul Ajiz, Gunawarman, Jon Affi, "The Effects of Short-Time Solution Treatment and Short-Time Aging on Young’s Modulus of TI-6Al-4V," International Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 279-286, December 2015. doi: 10.17706/ijmse.2015.3.4.279-286

General Information

ISSN: 2315-4527 (Print)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Mater. Sci. Eng.
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Emeritus Dato' Dr. Muhammad Yahaya
DOI: 10.17706/ijmse
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