, Volume 71, Issue 12, pp 4687–4695 | Cite as

Characterization of Microstructure and Texture Evolution in Ti664 Titanium Alloy After Multidirectional Forging and Annealing Treatments

  • Jinwen Sheng
  • Zhenyu Wang
  • Linghong Zheng
  • Patrick J. Masset
  • Di Wu
  • Weimin Bai
  • Ligang ZhangEmail author
  • Libin LiuEmail author
Microstructure Evolution During Deformation Processing


In previous investigations, it was demonstrated that texturing of the microstructure in titanium alloy inevitably occurs after forging in one direction. In this work, the influence of multidirectional forging and annealing on the heterogeneity of the microstructure and crystallographic orientation of a new α + β titanium alloy (Ti-6Al-6Mo-4V) has been studied. A heterogeneous orientation distribution and morphology was observed in the microstructure, containing matrix β grains and α lamellae elongated along the deformation direction after multidirectional forging. Meanwhile, significant <100>//axial direction (AD) and <10\( \bar{1} \)0>//AD textures were formed because of the special deformation mode. After annealing at 825°C, a more homogeneous microstructure was obtained, but the annealing had a limited effect on the texture components. The same texture components were found because of the texture inheritance effect, and the variation of the texture intensity contributed to the grain dissolution and recrystallization effect during subsequent annealing.



This work was financially supported by the National Key Technologies R&D Program of China (Grant No. 2016YFB0701301), National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 51671218, 51501229), National Key Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) (Grant No. 2014CB644000), and State Key Laboratory of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, Changsha, China. Thanks are due to Qian Song of Central South University for her support with English writing.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jinwen Sheng
    • 1
  • Zhenyu Wang
    • 1
  • Linghong Zheng
    • 1
  • Patrick J. Masset
    • 2
  • Di Wu
    • 1
  • Weimin Bai
    • 1
  • Ligang Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Libin Liu
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Material Science and EngineeringCentral South UniversityChangshaChina
  2. 2.Technallium Engineering and ConsultingSteinberg am SeeGermany
  3. 3.Key Laboratory of Non-ferrous Metallic Materials Science and EngineeringMinistry of EducationChangshaChina

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