Metall. Res. Technol.
Volume 117, Number 6, 2020
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||17 November 2020|
On the effect of long service exposure: changes in microstructure and mechanical properties of Ni-based superalloy
School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran,
2 School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, 16846-13114 Narmak, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, 57 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A9, Canada
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Accepted: 22 October 2020
In the present study, the microstructure and the mechanical properties of GTD-111 nickel-based superalloy were investigated. The alloy was in service as the GE-MS9001 gas turbine 1st stage rotating blade for 105,000 hours at a temperature between 950 to 1000 °C. Two sets of samples were extracted from the airfoil and the root of the blade. Then, they were compared for the microstructural and the mechanical properties changes after the high temperature service. Stress-rupture and Charpy V-notch (CVN) tests were conducted on the samples at 871 °C and two temperatures of 25 and 900 °C, respectively. The microstructure and the fracture surface of the samples were analyzed using a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The results showed degradation in the microstructure and the mechanical properties of the airfoil compared to those of the root due to the long-term service at elevated temperatures. The loss in mechanical properties was due to the coarsening of γ’ precipitates and the formation of brittle phases in the grain boundaries.
Key words: creep / microstructural study / mechanical properties / fractography / GTD-111 superalloy
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