Compressive creep behavior of a γ-TiAl based Ti–45Al–8Nb–2Cr-0.2B alloy: The role of β(B2)-phase and concurrent phase transformations

Singh, Vajinder and Mondal, Chandan and Bhattacharjee, Pinaki Prasad and et al, . (2019) Compressive creep behavior of a γ-TiAl based Ti–45Al–8Nb–2Cr-0.2B alloy: The role of β(B2)-phase and concurrent phase transformations. Materials Science and Engineering: A. (In Press)

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The primary and steady-state compressive creep deformation behavior of an as-cast high Nb containing γ-TiA1 alloy having remnant β(B2)-phase has been studied over the temperature range of 750–850 °C at constant initial applied stress levels between 75-200 MPa. The creep curves derived over the entire creep testing conditions show a prominent primary creep regime which is attributed to the presence of dislocation debris of the coarse γ-grains at the colony boundaries. The stress and temperature dependence of the steady-state creep rate follows the Norton-Bailey power law and the corresponding average value of the stress exponent and apparent activation energy are estimated to be 3.6 and 375 kJ/mol, respectively. The average value of the stress exponent in conjunction with the dislocation substructure of the crept samples suggests that the kinetics of creep deformation within the studied experimental conditions is controlled by the non-conservative motion (climb) of dislocations. Further misorientation analyses of the phase-resolved EBSD maps imply that for most of the conditions creep strain is carried by the γ-TiAl phase. Consequently, contrary to the commonly believed idea, the β(B2)-phase does not appear to deteriorate the creep resistance of the present alloy below suitable combinations of temperature and stress. Beyond these conditions, the concurrent deformation of γ-TiAl and β(B2)-phases is found to enhance the steady-state creep rate. In addition, characteristics of the dynamic transformation of β(B2) phase into γ and α2 phases during creep and its effect on the steady-state creep rate are further considered. Finally, the application potential of the present alloy is compared through a composite plot of Larson-Miller parameter with several other potential alloys reported in the literature.

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Bhattacharjee, Pinaki Prasad
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Subjects: Materials Engineering > Materials engineering
Divisions: Department of Material Science Engineering
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Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2020 05:15
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