8. Titanium Alloys

  1. James K. Wessel Editor in chief
  1. F. H. (Sam) Froes

Published Online: 8 JUN 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471465186.ch8

Handbook of Advanced Materials: Enabling New Designs

Handbook of Advanced Materials: Enabling New Designs

How to Cite

Froes, F. H. (2004) Titanium Alloys, in Handbook of Advanced Materials: Enabling New Designs (ed J. K. Wessel), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471465186.ch8

Editor Information

  1. Wessel & Associates, 127 Westview Lane, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830, USA

Author Information

  1. Institute for Materials and Advanced Processes (IMAP), University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho 83844, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JUN 2004
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471454755

Online ISBN: 9780471465188



  • titanium alloys;
  • strength;
  • ductility;
  • fracture;
  • corrosion;
  • structural;
  • Al-Fe master alloys;
  • steel;
  • aluminum;
  • fabrication;
  • powder metallurgy;
  • metal matrix composites;
  • intermetallics;
  • properties;
  • phase diagrams;
  • microstructures;
  • aerospace


Titanium has excellent strength, ductility, fracture and environmental resistance. This abundant material is available in alloys divided into two main groups: corrosion resistant and structural. These alloys have been restricted to high value applications until recent creation of alloys that utilize Al-Fe master alloys. This chapter compares these titanium alloys to steel and aluminum, giving the designer property trade-offs that help the material selection decision. The author describes the various titanium alloys including fabrication techniques, powder metallurgy and the use of titanium in metal matrix composites. The chapter concludes with a description of current titanium alloy applications.