Indexed on: 21 Jun '15Published on: 21 Jun '15Published in: Journal of Wuhan University of Technology-Mater. Sci. Ed.
The novel laminated Ti-TiBw/Ti composites composed of pure Ti layers and TiBw/Ti composite layers have been successfully fabricated by reactive hot pressing. Herein, two-scale structures formed: the pure Ti layer and TiBw/Ti composite layer together constructed a laminated structure at a macro scale. Furthermore, TiBw reinforcement was distributed around Ti particles and then formed a network microstructure in TiBw/Ti composite layer at a micro scale. The laminated Ti-TiBw/Ti composites reveal a superior combination of high strength and high elongation due to two-scale structures compared with the pure Ti, and a further enhancement in ductility compared with the network structured composites. Moreover, the elastic modulus of the laminated composites can be predicted by H-S upper bound, which is consistent with the experimental values.