Effect of different solution heat treatments on hot ductility of superalloys Part 2-Allvac 718Plus
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2012
The hot ductility of Allvac 718Plus for different solution heat treatments (954 degrees C-15 h, 954 degrees C-1 h, 982 degrees C-1 h and 1050 degrees C-3 h+954 degrees C-1 h) has been investigated using Gleeble testing. Substantial variations in the microstructure among the heat treatments affected the Gleeble test hot ductility only to a very limited extent. Constitutional liquation of the NbC phase was found to be the main cause for the poor ductility at high testing temperatures in the on-heating cycle as well as at the lower temperatures on-cooling. Grain boundary delta phase was seen to assist the constitutional liquation of the NbC phase. Based on established evaluation criteria for Gleeble ductility testing, a ranked indicator for weldability is suggested.