Thermal expansion of TiAl + TiB2 alloys and model calculations of stresses and expansion of continuous fiber composites
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- Hahn, T.A. Int J Thermophys (1991) 12: 711. doi:10.1007/BF00534226
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Thermal expansion values for three TiAl alloys with different additions of TiB2 can be represented using a third-order equation at temperatures between 20 and 800°C. Expansion values were obtained on both heating and cooling temperature cycles. The total expansion at 800°C is between 0.917 and 0.931% for three different samples. The expansivity increases from about 10×10−6°C−1 at 80°C to 14×10−6°C−1 at 750°C. A five-coaxial cylinder elastic model for multizone-coated continuous fiber composites is developed for predicting stresses and thermal expansion of composites. Either isotropic or transversely isotropic material properties can be assigned to the various cylinder zones.