Improvement of ductility at room temperature has been a major concern on processing and application of Ti aluminides over the years. Modifications in alloy chemistry of binary alloy (Ti48 Al) and processing conditions were suggested through experimental studies with limited success. Using the reported data, the present paper aims to optimize the experimental conditions through computational modeling using artificial neural network (ANN). Ductility database were prepared, and three parameters, namely, alloy type, grain size, and heat treatment cycle were selected for modeling. Additionally, ductility data were generated from the literature for training and validation of models on the basis of linearity and considering the primary effect of these three parameters. Model was trained and tested for three different datasets drawn from the generated data. Possibility of improving ductility by more than 5% is observed for multicomponent alloy with grain size of 10-50μm following a multistep heat treatment cycle. Copyright © 2011 R. K. Gupta et al.
Gupta, R. K., Mehta, R., Agarwala, V., Pant, B., & Sinha, P. P. (2011). Study on ductility of Ti aluminide using artificial neural network. International Journal of Aerospace Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1155/2011/874375