In this study, hot deformation behavior of SP-700 titanium alloy was investigated by hot compression tests in the temperature range of 700-9508C and at strain rates of 0.001, 0.1, and 1 s-1. Final mechanical properties of the alloy (hot compressed at different strain rates and temperatures) were investigated using a shear punch testing method at room temperature. The flow curves of the alloy indicated that the yield point phenomenon occurs in the temperature range of 800- 9508C and strain rates of 0.1 and 1 s-1. The microstructural analysis showed that dynamic globularization of the lamellar α phase starts at 7008C and completes at 8008C. The alpha phase was completely eliminated from b matrix due to deformation- induced transformation at 8508C. The microstructure of specimens compressed at 8508C and strain rates of 0.001 and 0.1 s-1showed the serration of beta grain boundaries, whereas partial dynamic recrystallization caused a necklace structure by increasing strain rate up to 1 s-1. The specimen deformed at 7008C and strain rate of 1 s-1was located in the instability region and localized shear bands formed due to the low thermal conductivity of the alloy. The processing map of the alloy exhibited a peak efficiency domain of 54% in the temperature range of 780-8108C and strain rates of 0.001- 0.008 s-1. The hot deformation activation energy of the alloy in the α/β region (305.5 kJ mol-1) was higher than that in the single-phase β region (165.2 kJ mol-1) due to the dynamic globularization of the lamellar a phase.
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