In-situ loading neutron-diffraction studies of a cobalt-based superalloy

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Author(s)

  • M. L. Benson
  • P. K. Liaw
  • H. Choo
  • T. A. Saleh
  • D. W. Brown
  • M. R. Daymond
  • A. D. Stoica
  • E. C. Oliver
  • D. L. Klarstrom

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-148
Journal / PublicationTransactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China (English Edition)
Volume16
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

ULTIMET® alloy is a cobalt-based superalloy that undergoes a deformation-induced phase transformation from a face-centered-cubic (fcc) phase to a hexagonal-close-packed (hcp) phase. The transformation was studied during monotonic loading, stress-controlled high-cycle fatigue (HCF) and strain-controlled low-cycle fatigue (LCF). The HCF was performed at a maximum stress of σmax=840 MPa and a minimum stress of σmin=84 MPa, while the tensile experiment was terminated after reaching σmax=890 MPa. The LCF was performed at a maximum strain of σmax=1.25% and a minimum strain of σmin=-1.25%. The monotonic-loading experiment results reveal that the hcp phase forms after reaching the yield stress. During HCF, the hexagonal phase forms immediately upon the first fatigue cycle, with no further change in structure upon subsequent deformation. In contrast to HCF, the hcp phase forms gradually during LCF. In fact, fatigue cycle 12 is reached before the hcp phase is resolved by neutron diffraction. Diffraction patterns from subsequent fatigue cycles reveal that the hcp phase continues to accumulate as LCF progresses. These observations can be related to the input of mechanical energy during different loading modes.

Research Area(s)

  • Cobalt-based superalloy, Fcc phase, Hcp phase, In-situ loading, Neutron-diffraction

Citation Format(s)

In-situ loading neutron-diffraction studies of a cobalt-based superalloy. / Benson, M. L.; Liaw, P. K.; Choo, H.; Saleh, T. A.; Brown, D. W.; Daymond, M. R.; Wang, X. L.; Stoica, A. D.; Oliver, E. C.; Klarstrom, D. L.

In: Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China (English Edition), Vol. 16, No. SUPPL. 2, 09.2006, p. 144-148.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review