Effect of laser power on the microstructure and mechanical properties of laser deposited titanium aluminide composite

Kamardeen O. Abdulrahman, Rasheedat Modupe Mahamood, Esther T. Akinlabi, Adeolu A. Adediran*

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In this work, titanium aluminide alloy have been fabricated via the laser deposition technique. The effect of some selected deposition parameters on the microstructure and mechanical properties of produced deposits were studied. The relationship between the laser power, and the microhardness of deposited samples on laser preheated substrate showed an incremental change in laser power from 200 to 600 W. This led to an overall decrease in microhardness of deposited samples from 426 to 373 HV. Sample deposited at 500 W gave the lowest Icorr of 1.8 x 10-8 and the highest Ecorr of -0.138 V. It is evident from the nanoindentation results that indentation modulus and stiffness of sample deposited at 600 W laser power had a lower value compared with 400 W laser power. However, the modulus of both samples fell within titanium alloy modulus range between 105-120 GPa. The microstructures of the deposits are mainly characterized with γ-TiAl and α2-Ti3Al phases and an improved hardness property almost two times higher than that of commercially pure titanium were achieved.  It was concluded that changes in the laser power directly causes changes in the microstructure, hardness, stiffness, modulus of elasticity and corrosion resistance of the deposits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1305-1316
Number of pages12
JournalAdvances in Materials and Processing Technologies
Issue numbersup3
Early online date5 Jul 2021
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2022
Externally publishedYes

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