Mallikarjuna, B and Bontha, Srikanth and Krishna, Prasad and Balla, V K (2021) Characterization and thermal analysis of laser metal deposited gamma-TiAl thin walls. Journal of Materials Research and Technology-JMR&T, 15. pp. 6231-6243. ISSN 2238-7854

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The present work focuses on investigating the effect of process variables (power, travel speed, powder flow rate) on microstructure and mechanical properties of Laser Metal Deposited (LMD) gamma-TiAl thin walls. To this end, LMD technique was used to deposit gamma-TiAl thin walls at different processing conditions. Microstructures of as-deposited samples were investigated using both optical and scanning electron microscopy. X-ray diffraction (XRD) technique was used to determine the phases present. Microhardness measurements were carried out along both longitudinal and build directions. Microstructural analysis of as deposited samples revealed a fine lamellar structure comprising of gamma and alpha(2) phases. Colony size of 30-60 mu m and lamellar spacing between 0.1 and 0.7 mu m were observed. XRD analysis confirmed the presence of gamma and alpha(2) phases. Comparison of elemental analysis results on both powder and as-deposited samples revealed a negligible loss of Al and no oxygen pick up in the deposited thin walls. Hardness values were found to decrease with an increase in wall height, and hardness values increased marginally (5%) with an increase in travel speed. Further, 3D transient thermal analysis was also carried out to complement the LMD of thin walls in terms of melt pools and cooling rates. It was found that the melt pool depth (MPDc = 0.266 mm) is smaller at the centre than the edge (MPDe = 0.513 mm) of the wall. A higher cooling rate of 1.05 x 10(5) degrees C/s near the wall substrate was found for 200-12. (c) 2021 Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Bioceramics & Coating
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2022 06:56
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 06:56

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