Experimental study of an aerospace titanium alloy under various thermal and tensile loading rate conditions

  • Brian T. GockelEmail author
  • Ryan S. Kolesar
  • Anthony D. Rollett
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Microstructure characterization and tensile testing was performed on flat samples machined from a 4.77-mm-thick sheet of Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo-0.1Si at a range of temperatures (23 °C up to 650 °C) and two strain rates (8.33 × 10−5/s and 10−2/s). A minimum of three repeats were conducted at each test condition. Each test recorded load, displacement, strain, time, and temperature for the duration of the test, and the complete raw data files are provided along with area measurements. The dataset demonstrates the changing strain rate and temperature sensitivity to the yield stress, work-hardening slope, and the ultimate stress. The completeness of this dataset and its possible applications are discussed. The complete data files that were collected along with specimen measurements and microstructural texture files are available at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) repository [1].


Ti-6242S Constitutive data Stress-strain curve Tensile dataset 



The authors would like to acknowledge the support of the FIRST Laboratory at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for their assistance in developing the test setup and protocol. Specifically, the support of Jason Portemont and Brian Smyers is gratefully acknowledged. Also, the assistance and hospitality of the Turbine Engine Fatigue Facility (TEFF) at the AFRL is gratefully recognized for providing the biaxial frame to allow the high-temperature testing to continue. Specifically, the support of Casey Holycross, Bryan Langley, and Tommy George is gratefully acknowledged.

Authors’ contributions

BTG designed and conducted the experiments detailed in the paper and provided engineering and scientific contributions to the work. RSK assisted in conducting the experiments, provided critical design and manufacturing insight pertaining to the induction coil design, and assisted in the general troubleshooting. ADR provided oversight and guidance on the development and analysis of the experimental program. All authors have approved the manuscript.

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian T. Gockel
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Ryan S. Kolesar
    • 1
  • Anthony D. Rollett
    • 2
  1. 1.U.S. Air Force Research LaboratoryWright-PattersonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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