MakeItFrom.com
Menu (ESC)

Grade 18 (R56322) Titanium

Grade 18 titanium is a titanium alloy formulated for primary forming into wrought products. R56322 is the UNS number for this material. Additionally, the ASTM designation is Titanium Grade 18. It has a moderately high embodied energy among the wrought titaniums in the database.

The properties of grade 18 titanium include three common variations. This page shows summary ranges across all of them. For more specific values, follow the links immediately below. The graph bars on the material properties cards further below compare grade 18 titanium to: wrought titaniums (top), all titanium alloys (middle), and the entire database (bottom). A full bar means this is the highest value in the relevant set. A half-full bar means it's 50% of the highest, and so on.

Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus

110 GPa 15 x 106 psi

Elongation at Break

11 to 17 %

Fatigue Strength

330 to 480 MPa 49 to 69 x 103 psi

Poisson's Ratio

0.32

Reduction in Area

23 %

Shear Modulus

40 GPa 5.8 x 106 psi

Shear Strength

420 to 590 MPa 61 to 85 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

690 to 980 MPa 100 to 140 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof)

540 to 810 MPa 78 to 120 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion

410 J/g

Maximum Temperature: Mechanical

330 °C 630 °F

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

1640 °C 2980 °F

Melting Onset (Solidus)

1590 °C 2890 °F

Specific Heat Capacity

550 J/kg-K 0.13 BTU/lb-°F

Thermal Conductivity

8.3 W/m-K 4.8 BTU/h-ft-°F

Thermal Expansion

9.9 µm/m-K

Electrical Properties

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Volume

1.3 % IACS

Electrical Conductivity: Equal Weight (Specific)

2.7 % IACS

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Density

4.5 g/cm3 280 lb/ft3

Embodied Carbon

41 kg CO2/kg material

Embodied Energy

670 MJ/kg 290 x 103 BTU/lb

Embodied Water

270 L/kg 33 gal/lb

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work)

87 to 110 MJ/m3

Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience)

1380 to 3110 kJ/m3

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

13 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

35 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

43 to 61 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

39 to 49 points

Thermal Diffusivity

3.4 mm2/s

Thermal Shock Resistance

47 to 67 points

Alloy Composition

Titanium (Ti) 92.5 to 95.5
Aluminum (Al) 2.5 to 3.5
Vanadium (V) 2.0 to 3.0
Iron (Fe) 0 to 0.25
Oxygen (O) 0 to 0.15
Palladium (Pd) 0.040 to 0.080
Carbon (C) 0 to 0.080
Nitrogen (N) 0 to 0.030
Hydrogen (H) 0 to 0.015
Residuals 0 to 0.4

All values are % weight. Ranges represent what is permitted under applicable standards.

Followup Questions

Similar Alloys

Further Reading

ASTM B861: Standard Specification for Titanium and Titanium Alloy Seamless Pipe

ASTM B381: Standard Specification for Titanium and Titanium Alloy Forgings

ASTM B265: Standard Specification for Titanium and Titanium Alloy Strip, Sheet, and Plate

ASTM B348: Standard Specification for Titanium and Titanium Alloy Bars and Billets

Titanium and Titanium Alloys: Fundamentals and Applications, Christoph Leyens and Manfred Peters (editors), 2003

Titanium, 2nd ed., G. Lutjering and J. C. Williams, 2007

Aerospace Materials, Brian Cantor et al. (editors), 2001

Environmental Degradation of Advanced and Traditional Engineering Materials, Lloyd H. Hihara et al., 2014.