Titanium-Matrix Composites in Comparison with Ceramic Ones

  • S. A. Firstov
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASHT, volume 43)


Modern tendencies in the development of so-called advanced structural materials especially for aerospace and auto motive applications can be defined in the following manner:
  1. a)

    Development of materials with high specific mechanical properties. According to Froes [1,2], the effect of property modifications by the same percent on structural weight results in a different degree of its variation. The greatest weight reduction is achieved by a density decrease while the effect of an increase in ultimate tensile strength, elastic modulus, and especially compressive yield strength increase is much lower;

  2. b)

    Improvement of high-temperature properties (creep resistance) of these materials;

  3. c)

    Enhancement of oxidation resistance, wear resistance, thermoshock resistance, etc.



Fracture Toughness Titanium Aluminides Titanium Silicide Gamma Titanium Aluminides Transformation Toughening 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Firstov
    • 1
  1. 1.The Institute for Problems of Materials ScienceKievUkraine

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