Creep properties of a new Re free single crystal Ni-based superalloy, NKH71

Yoshihiro Kondo, Yuusuke Kubo, Nobuhiro Miura, Yoshinori Murata, Akira Yoshinari, J.Y. Guédou, J. Choné
2014 MATEC Web of Conferences  
The creep of the newly developed Ni-based, Re free, single crystal superalloy NKH71 was examined at 1273 K. The creep properties were compared to those of CMSX-4, a second-generation commercial superalloy containing 3%Re. When the (applied) stress was higher than 160 MPa, the rupture lives of the present alloy were shorter than those of CMSX-4. However, when the stress was below 160 MPa, the rupture lives of the present alloy became longer than those of CMSX-4. It was noted that this lower
more » ... hat this lower stress level was more important when Nibased superalloys were used for engineering land-based gas turbines. TEM and SEM observations showed that NKH71 formed a rafted structure in the early stage of creep. This was because a large number of dislocations existed in the γ /γ interfaces before creep. In contrast, CMSX-4 had very few dislocations before creep. This observation explained why NKH71 was inferior to CMSX-4 under high stress. However under lower stress, the γ /γ rafted structure changed to a more complex morphology in CMSX-4, while that of NKH71 tended to remain unchanged. This conservation of the rafted structure lead to the good creep resistance of NKH71 under a lower stress. In brief, the new alloy was shown to have good creep resistance even without Re element. a Corresponding
doi:10.1051/matecconf/20141420003 fatcat:xmhy3jgkbfernbpvuk4zw7kmoe