Resistance to erosive destruction of steam turbine blades from titanium alloys, their structure and phase composition


Using optical metallography, electron microscopy, X-ray analysis and X-ray microspectral analysis, we have developed a procedure for studying structural and phase transformations in the material of steam turbine blades from titanium alloy VT6 after technological treatments. An attempt was made establish a link between resistance to erosion destruction and structural and phase composition of titanium alloys.