A mandrel-free hot-spinning was developed as a near-net-shape titanium alloy plate forming technique. In this work, a Ti–6Al–4V alloy conical product with a wall angle of 34 deg and 170 mm height was formed from a large size Ti–6Al–4V plate (890–920 mm diameter × 30 mm thick). The product was characterized metallurgically and mechanical properties were measured, and the shape of formed products was investigated. It was found that the mandrel-free hot-spinning is able to form a large size titanium alloy plate. Material properties including tensile strength and microstructure of the formed products satisfied the material specifications. Fatigue stress of the formed product was higher than that of the typical Ti–6Al–4V material. For a further improvement, a forming method using preformed material was proposed and which was successfully conducted with two types of preforms and found to be effective in the forming process.
An Experimental Study for the Development of Mandrel-Free Hot-Spinning for Large Size Titanium Alloy Plate Forming
Aerospace Systems Company,
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.,
Akashi City 673-8666, Hyogo, Japan
Contributed by the Structures and Dynamics Committee of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER. Manuscript received July 9, 2018; final manuscript received July 24, 2018; published online October 4, 2018. Editor: Jerzy T. Sawicki.
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Imamura, Y., Ikawa, K., Motoyama, K., Iwasaki, H., Hirakawa, T., and Utsunomiya, H. (October 4, 2018). "An Experimental Study for the Development of Mandrel-Free Hot-Spinning for Large Size Titanium Alloy Plate Forming." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. March 2019; 141(3): 032501. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4041161
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