Does anybody know where I can find the coefficient of Thermal expansion
for Ti? I would like to have it for the temperature range from room
temperature to about 1400C. I realize this includes the phase change at
~882C. All I can find in a one number fit all.
Head for a good library.
CINDAS at Purdue University authors/publishers
Thermophysical Properties of Matter - The TPRC Data Series, IFI/Plenum
Data Co., 14 volumes (out of print)
Thermophysical Properties of Selected Aerospace Materials, Purdue
University, 2 volumes (out of print)
CINDAS Data Series on Material Properties, McGraw-Hill Book Co., 4
volumes, Hemisphere Publishing Corp., 3 volumes (out of print)
Aerospace Structural Metal Handbook (ASMH), Purdue University, in both
print and CD-ROM versions (available from Self-Directed Learning
Programs, Center for Lifelong Learning, Purdue University)
Structural Alloys Handbook, Purdue University, 3 volumes, CD-PDF version
only (available from Self-Directed Learning Programs, Center for
Lifelong Learning, Purdue University)
How good a number to you need?
What is the intended use of the value?
MIL-HDBK-5 gives values from ~5 to 6 * 10^-6 in/in/F from room temp
The value is dependent on alloy; Alpha increases with temp.
I suppose I should have framed the question a little better. I would
like to be able to estimate the change in height of a small Ti button
with temperature. This button is NOT single crystal Ti rather it is
made from powder. I am aware that the CTE constant (8.46 X 10-6 /C) I
found in Donachie's book is not constant/correct. We have several
good and expensive reference books about Ti but none list anything
better. Unfortunately the local university doesn't have any of the
books in the above post. Unless I can find a reasonable number I will
try to run a few dilatometry experiments.