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Alpha Case Formation in Titanium Welds

Alpha Case Formation in Titanium Welds

Alpha Case Formation in Titanium Welds

Can anyone direct me to a good website or link with some info on this topic. I have the summary of the Robinson/Lippold paper but was just looking for more info.
Many Thanks,


RE: Alpha Case Formation in Titanium Welds

Thanks for the reply CoryPad. I had that Titanium handbook already - what I'm really looking for is a definitive way I can see if I have an alpha case layer in an area behind a weld. When I inspected the welded area I noticed that the surface on the area behind it was slightly distorted, or rather, the texture of the surface was distorted. I suspect that this area was at a sufficiently high temperature (being right behind the weld area) and outside of the inert gas 'shielding' zone, thus exposed to air. Is there anywhere I could get photo's or microscope shots of alpha case ??

RE: Alpha Case Formation in Titanium Welds

Two photomicrographs of alpha case appear in ASM HANDBOOK Volume 9 Metallography and Mictrostructures:

Figure 42 on page 466 and Figure 51 on page 467

I'll persuse some other sources and see if I can find some others.  You can obtain Volume 9 from ASM International (http://www.asminternational.org) or look in the reference section of a good University library.

RE: Alpha Case Formation in Titanium Welds

Check out the following websites: the first site is an abstract that references alpha case.  The seond site has some contact information for someone that may be able to provide you with some additional photomicgraphs, etc.



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