Analysis of tensile deformation behaviors of Ti-XNb-10Ta-5Zr alloys for biomedical applications

Nobuhito Sakaguchi, Mitsuo Niinomi, Toshikazu Akahori, Hiroyuki Toda

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Ti-XNb-10Ta-5Zr alloys were fabricated based on Ti-30Nb-10Ta-5Zr alloy, which was the composition that simplified that of Ti-29Nb-13Ta-4.6Zr alloy for biomedical applications. The tensile deformation mechanisms of the Ti-25Nb-10Ta-5Zr, Ti-30Nb-10Ta-5Zr, and Ti-35Nb-10Ta-5Zr alloys were investigated using X-ray diffraction analysis under several loading conditions. Under loading conditions, the X-ray diffraction peaks of all specimens in this study shift to higher angles than those obtained under non-loading conditions. In the crystal orientation of Ti-30Nb-10Ta-5Zr alloy, in which the lattice strain has reached the maximum elastic lattice strain, plastic deformation (for example slip) is moved with elastic deformation. Therefore, the elastic modulus of this alloy appears to decrease in terms of strain over a proportional limit. Thus, the elastic deformation behavior of the Ti-30Nb-10Ta-5Zr alloy does not obey Hooke's law.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)572-578
Number of pages7
JournalNippon Kinzoku Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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