Texture Development In Titanium Aluminide Alloys
A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) was
developed to investigate texture development in gamma titanium aluminide alloys during hot
working. General Electric Company (GE) wanted to know if these materials could be used in
jet engine structures.
GE and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) under a CRADA
extruded, forged, and rolled gamma titanium aluminide to create various crystallographic
textures. Textured alloys often have better properties than alloys without such textures.
- General Electric will benefit by
the use of techniques developed under this CRADA in its existing turbine engine business.
- The Air Force Research Laboratory will benefit by development of these new
techniques for use in military jets and other U.S. Government components.
If you have any questions about this Cooperative Research and Development
Agreement or are interested in getting more information about technology
transfer and CRADA projects, please contact Jim Singer at Wright
Technology Network (937) 253-0217 or CRADA@wtn.org
- This CRADA is complete.
- Wrought gamma titanium aluminide alloys have been successfully tested in jet
engines and are now being considered for other applications such as skins for reusable
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