Influence of microstructure on fatigue of biocompatible beta-phase Ti-45Nb

Author(s)
M. Delshadmanesh, G. Khatibi, M. Zare Ghomsheh, M. Lederer, M. Zehetbauer, H. Danninger
Abstract

Biocompatible beta-phase Ti-45Nb (wt%) alloy with a low elastic modulus of about 65 GPa has been proposed as suitable candidate for use in load bearing implants under fatigue conditions. In this work the influence of grain size on the mechanical properties and high cycle fatigue response of Ti-45Nb alloy has been studied. Severe plastic deformation was applied by using the high pressure torsion (HPT) technique in order to obtain an ultrafine grained (UFG) Ti-45Nb alloy with enhanced mechanical properties without increasing the elastic modulus. Due to limited size of the HPT processed samples, tensile and fatigue tests on the UFG and the initial conventional grained (CG) material were performed using small-scaled specimens and special testing set-up. Finite element simulations were conducted for calculation of the stress and strain conditions in the miniaturized samples subjected to dynamic loading. Grain refinement resulted in a mechanically stable structure with a considerable improvement of the tensile properties, however a significant improvement of the high cycle fatigue performance in comparison with the CG alloy was not observed. In order to explain this behavior, the changes in the nanohardness, subgrain size and dislocation density of the UFG material before and after SPD processing were evaluated and discussed. Microstructural investigations and fracture surface analyses were performed to gain information about the mechanisms of fatigue of the material at high cycle regime.

Organisation(s)
Physics of Nanostructured Materials
External organisation(s)
Technische Universität Wien
Journal
Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructures and Processing
Volume
706
Pages
83-94
No. of pages
12
ISSN
0921-5093
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2017.08.098
Publication date
10-2017
Peer reviewed
Yes
Austrian Fields of Science 2012
Materials physics
Keywords
Portal url
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/en/publications/influence-of-microstructure-on-fatigue-of-biocompatible-betaphase-ti45nb(4e575f97-b14d-4243-97df-39e18111959b).html