Tensile Fracture Characteristics Along Different Directions of Laminated Ti-TiBw/Ti Composites with Two-Scale Hierarchical Structures Fabricated by Reaction Hot Pressing

  • Baoxi Liu
  • Lujun Huang
  • Xiping Cui
  • Lin Geng
  • Fuxing Yin
Conference paper


The tensile behaviors and fracture characteristics of laminated Ti-TiBw/Ti composites with two-scale hierarchical structures along different directions were investigated in detail. The laminated Ti-TiBw/Ti composites exhibited the highest tensile strength and fracture elongation along the longitudinal direction. Multi-necking and interfacial “intercrystalline-like” network fracture dominated the fracture behaviors along the transversal direction, which are attributed to the high strain (\( \mathop \varepsilon \nolimits_{\text{Ti}} \)), low strain hardening exponent (\( \mathop n\nolimits_{\text{Ti}} \)) of Ti layer, and obvious strain misfit at the interface, respectively. The longitudinal fracture characteristics of laminated Ti-TiBw/Ti composites reveals diffuse necking delaying, localized shear band transferring, tunnel cracks blunting, micro-cracks insensitivity, crack bifurcation and interfacial delamination absenting phenomena, which are beneficial to the toughening the laminated composites.


Metal-matrix composites (MMCs) Layered structures Damage mechanics Fractography 



This work is financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) under Grant Nos. 51601055, 51671068, 51471063 and 51401068, the Hebei Science and Technology program under Grant No. 130000048, the National Natural Science Foundation of Hebei Province under Grant Nos. E201620218 and QN2016029. The Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant No. HIT.BRETIII.201401 and NSRIF.2014001).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Baoxi Liu
    • 1
  • Lujun Huang
    • 2
  • Xiping Cui
    • 2
  • Lin Geng
    • 2
  • Fuxing Yin
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Materials Laminating Fabrication and Interfacial Controlling TechnologyResearch Institute for Energy Equipment Materials, Hebei University of TechnologyTianjinChina
  2. 2.School of Materials Science and EngineeringHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina

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