Thermomechanical tensile properties of deposited Inconel 718 superalloy over a wide range of strain rate and temperature
Politecnico di Torino, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129, Turin, Italy
2 School of Aeronautics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, 710072, China
Published online: 9 September 2021
Nickel-based superalloys show high strength retained also at high temperature and they are widespread used for structural components exposed during services to high temperature combined with high strain rate or impact loading conditions. The objective of this study was the investigation of the plastic flow behaviour of Laser Metal Deposited Nickel-based superalloy Inconel718. The material was manufactured at Northwestern Polytechnical University in China. Specimens with three different heat treatment conditions were investigated: as-deposited, directly aged and aged after homogenization and solution. High strain rate tensile tests were performed on the direct Hopkinson bar setup developed at DYNLab laboratory at Politecnico di Torino. At a nominal strain rate of 1500 s-1 the temperature sensitivity was investigated between 20 and 1000°C. An induction heating system was adopted, and the temperature was monitored by thermocouples and infrared pyrometer and high-speed camera. The results showed the materials strength decreases as a function of temperature with a significant drop starting from 800 °C. An asymmetric tension-compression behaviour was found by comparing the results with data in compression. The strain rate influence was investigated at room temperature and very limited or negligible sensitivity was found covering six orders of magnitude in strain rate.
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