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Third-Generation TiAl Alloy Tested: Exhibits Promising Properties for Rotating ComponentsThe Revolutionary Turbine Accelerator/Turbine-Based Combined Cycle (RTA/TBCC) Program for the next-generation launch vehicle has targeted gamma titanium aluminide as a potential compressor and structural material. Because of the high compressor inlet and exit temperatures, the TBCC engine requires higher temperature materials than conventional Ti alloys, and because of its stringent thrust-to-weight requirements, the engine requires low-density material to be utilized wherever possible. Third-generation gamma alloys offer higher temperature capability along with low density and high stiffness. A high-temperature, high-strength *-TiAl alloy with a high Nb-content (Gamma MET PX1) was selected for evaluation. The microstructure and mechanical properties of Gamma Met PX (GMPX) in both the as-extruded and a lamellar heat-treated condition and the influence of the microstructure on the tensile, creep, and fatigue properties were investigated in-house.
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Document Type
Draper, Susan L. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Locci, Ivan E.
Whittenberger, J. Daniel
Lerch, Bradley A.
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 2004
Publication Information
Publication: Research and Technology 2003
Subject Category
Metals and Metallic Materials
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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