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Titanium alloy composite material, titanium clad material using the titanium alloy composite material, and method of producing the titanium clad material achieved

Foreign code F110005837
Posted date Oct 25, 2011
Country United States of America
Application number 57143406
Gazette No. 20080292899
Gazette No. 7892653
Date of filing Aug 22, 2006
Gazette Date Nov 27, 2008
Gazette Date Feb 22, 2011
International application number JP2006316408
International publication number WO2007029487
Date of international filing Aug 22, 2006
Date of international publication Mar 15, 2007
Priority data
  • P2005-259797 (Sep 7, 2005) JP
  • 2006WO-JP316408 (Aug 22, 2006) WO
Title Titanium alloy composite material, titanium clad material using the titanium alloy composite material, and method of producing the titanium clad material achieved
Abstract (US7892653)
A titanium alloy composite material including dispersed carbon fibers coated with a layer containing an element which forms a carbide in reaction with carbon, and the carbide formed thereby, in crystal grains of the titanium alloy.
The element which forms a carbide in reaction with carbon is preferably at least one of silicon (Si), chromium (Cr), titanium (Ti), vanadium (V), tantalum (Ta), molybdenum (Mo), zirconium (Zr), boron (B), and calcium (Ca).
The carbon fibers are preferably carbon nanotubes, vapor-grown carbon fibers, or a mixture thereof.
The titanium alloy composite material has excellent mechanical strength, such as tensile strength, Young's modulus, toughness, and hardness.
Scope of claims [claim1]
1. A titanium alloy composite material comprising carbon nanotubes coated with a layer comprising an unreacted element and a carbide of the element, wherein the coated carbon nanotubes are dispersed in crystal grains of the titanium alloy.
[claim2]
2. The titanium alloy composite material according to claim 1, wherein the element comprises at least one element selected from the group consisting of silicon (Si), chromium (Cr), titanium (Ti), vanadium (V), tantalum (Ta), molybdenum (Mo), zirconium (Zr), boron (B), and calcium (Ca).
[claim3]
3. The titanium alloy composite material according to claim 1, wherein the titanium alloy composite material comprises 0.1% to 10% by mass of the carbon nanotubes.
[claim4]
4. The titanium alloy composite material according to claim 1, wherein the layer has a thickness of at least 0.5 nm.
[claim5]
5. The titanium alloy composite material according to claim 1, wherein the carbon nanotubes have a diameter of 2 nm to 80 nm.
[claim6]
6. The titanium alloy composite material according to claim 1, wherein the carbon nanotubes have a length of 1 mu m to 100 mu m.
[claim7]
7. A titanium clad material comprising a titanium alloy composite material comprising carbon nanotubes coated with a layer comprising an unreacted element and a carbide of the element, wherein the coated carbon nanotubes are dispersed in crystal grains of the titanium alloy, and a titanium alloy having a higher fracture toughness than the titanium alloy of the composite material, sinter bonded to one another.
[claim8]
8. The titanium clad material according to claim 7, comprising a pair of sheets made of the titanium alloy having a higher fracture toughness than the titanium alloy composite material, and a core material made of the titanium alloy composite material located between the sheets.
[claim9]
9. The titanium clad material according to claim 8, wherein the core material has a honeycomb structure.
[claim10]
10. A method of producing a titanium clad material comprising: laminating in a mold a titanium alloy composite material comprising carbon nanotubes coated with a layer comprising an unreacted element and a carbide of the element, wherein the coated carbon nanotubes are dispersed in crystal grains of the titanium alloy, and a titanium alloy having a higher fracture toughness than the titanium alloy composite material; and
sinter bonding the titanium alloy composite material and the titanium alloy to one another with pulsed electric current.
  • Inventor, and Inventor/Applicant
  • TANIMOTO TOSHIO
  • TAKIZAWA HIDEKAZU
  • E E F COMPANY
  • NAGANO PREFECTURE
IPC(International Patent Classification)
U.S. Cl./(Sub)
  • B21B003/00
  • B21B003/02
  • C22C047/04
  • C22C047/14
  • C22C049/11

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