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Study of the crystallization morphology of VT3-1 alloy during VAR

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In this paper, we consider the crystallization morphology formation of VT3-1 titanium alloy in the process of vacuum arc remelting (VAR). Based on experimental data obtained by the method of autoradiography, we numerically determine remelting parameters such as the temperature gradient G at the solidification front and its velocity V. Since practically all kinds of morphology of the crystallization microstructure of metal systems are present in an ingot (planar front, cellular, cellular-dendritic, and dendritic structures), we consider two simple models of transition from one structure to another. The models greatly depend on the parameters G and V. In this paper, the liquidus curve slopes for the alloying elements of VT3-1 alloy are determined and a morphology map is constructed. Also, the results are compared with those obtained earlier by other authors.

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Kondrashov, E.N., Tarenkova, N.Y., Maksimov, A.Y. et al. Study of the crystallization morphology of VT3-1 alloy during VAR. J. Engin. Thermophys. 18, 80–84 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1810232809010111

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Keywords

  • Titanium Alloy
  • Planar Front
  • Molten Pool
  • Engineering THERMOPHYSICS
  • Equiaxed Dendrite