Basischarakterisierung der β-erstarrenden TNM™-Legierung für die Anwendung als Turbinenrad im Turbolader

Translated title of the contribution: Basic characterisation of a β-solidified TNM™-alloy for application as turbine wheel in turbochargers

Martin Müller

Research output: ThesisDiploma Thesis

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Due to the energy saving trend of downsizing automotive engines, the performance of the turbocharger is getting more and more importance. The great advantage of implementation of TiAl as turbine-wheel material is the low density of about 4,2 g/cm3. Due to this fact, the reaction time of the turbocharger can be reduced in comparison to turbine wheels made of Ni-base alloys with a density of ca. 8 g/cm3. So the turbo-lag at low revolutions per minute can be reduced or even prevented. A turbocharger wheel is produced by means of die-forging of a cylindrical cast and hot-isostatically pressed pre-material. After the forging process, the final contour of the wheel is machined. The motivation of this thesis was the material characterisation before and after the property-optimized die-forging process as well as after forging with parameters deviating from the optimized die-forging process. The basic characterisation was performed by means of scanning electron microscopy, phase fraction analysis based on quantitative metallography and X-ray diffraction, measurements of thermo-physical properties, hardness tests, tensile tests and creep tests.
Translated title of the contributionBasic characterisation of a β-solidified TNM™-alloy for application as turbine wheel in turbochargers
Original languageGerman
  • Mayer, Svea, Co-Supervisor (internal)
  • Clemens, Helmut, Supervisor (internal)
Award date14 Dec 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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  • Intermetallic materials
  • turbine wheel
  • titanium aluminide
  • TNM
  • forging
  • mechanical properties
  • thermo-physical properties

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