Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China
JOURNAL OF RAILWAY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
|Vol. 4 No. 2 June 1994|
（Department of Materials Seience and Engineering; Central South University of Technology; Changsha 410083）
Abstract:The influence of heat treatment processes on the strength.hardnese and fatigue crack propagating rate of a Cu-Ni-Al-Ti alloy was studied.The results show that the ccoling rate after solution heat treatment has great influence on the properties of the alloy:namely,the larger the cooling rate,the higher the strength and the lower the plasticity.But the alloy can retain relativelyhigh strength even under air-cooling.With regard to the strength.it is advisable to adopt the following process:solution heat treatment+water cooling +cold deformation +aging.However,with regard to the combination of the strength,plasticity and fatigue crack propagating rate,it isadvisable to adopt the following process:solution heat treatment +air-cooling+cold deformation+aging.
Key words: Cu-Ni-Al-Ti alloy heat treatment strength plasticity fatigue crack propagatingrate cold deformation