Thermophysical properties of solid and liquid Ti-6Al-4V (TA6V) alloy

M. Boivineau*, Claus Cagran, D. Doytier, V. Eyraud, M. H. Nadal, Boris Wilthan, Gernot Pottlacher

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Ti-6Al-4V (TA6V) titanium alloy is widely used in industrial applications such as aeronautic and aerospace due to its good mechanical properties at high temperatures. Experiments on two different resistive pulse heating devices (CEA Valduc and TU-Graz) have been carried out in order to study thermophysical properties (such as electrical resistivity, volume expansion, heat of fusion, heat capacity, normal spectral emissivity, thermal diffusivity, and thermal conductivity) of both solid and liquid Ti-6Al-4V. Fast time-resolved measurements of current, voltage, and surface radiation and shadowgraphs of the volume have been undertaken. At TU-Graz, a fast laser polarimeter has been used for determining the emissivity of liquid Ti-6Al-4V at 684.5 nm and a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) for measuring the heat capacity of solid Ti-6Al-4V. This study deals with the specific behavior of the different solid phase transitions (effect of heating rate) and the melting region, and emphasizes the liquid state (T > 2000 K).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-529
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Thermophysics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006


  • Emissivity
  • Phase transitions
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Thermophysical properties
  • Ti-6Al-4V
  • Titanium alloys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science


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