Microstructural study of fatigue and dwell fatigue crack growth behaviour of ATI 718Plus alloy

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1179/1879139511Y.0000000015
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Journal titleCanadian Metallurgical Quarterly
Pages222231; # of pages: 10
SubjectAerospace alloys; Alloy 718; Constant amplitude loading; Dwell fatigue; Fatigue cracks; Fine grains; Heat treated condition; Higher temperatures; Micro-structural; Microstructural variation; Optimisations; Raw material costs; Steady state; Thermal exposure; Waspaloy; Cerium alloys; Cracks; Fatigue crack propagation; Heat treatment; Superalloys; Fatigue of materials
AbstractA new superalloy, ATI 718Plus alloy (718Plus), has been developed to have a 55°C higher temperature capability over the traditionally used alloy 718, while maintaining favourable processing characteristics and intrinsic raw material costs. The fatigue and dwell fatigue behaviour of four microstructural variations of 718Plus are evaluated and compared with Waspaloy: standard heat treated condition (HT1), standard heat treated condition with thermal exposure at 732°C (1350°F) for 1000 h (HT2), fine grain condition with a modified d phase (HT3) and fine grain overaged through modified heat treatment (HT4). Fatigue crack growth rate tests were performed at 649°C (1200°F) and 704°C (1300°F) under constant amplitude loading at 10 Hz or with a 100 s tension dwell. The results show that the steady state fatigue crack growth rates of each microstructural variation and both alloys are identical, with all of the 718Plus variations showing a clear advantage over Waspaloy in the fatigue crack threshold regime. The 718Plus variants HT1 and HT3 exhibited the highest fatigue crack growth threshold, followed closely by HT4 and finally HT2. At 649°C (1200°F), the 718Plus alloys had average threshold values ranging from 8·8 to 10·4 MPa m1/2 whereas the Waspaloy material was 6·1-7·5 MPa m1/2. At 704°C (1300°F), the advantage increased with the 718Plus alloys having average threshold values ranging from 10·1 to 11·6 MPa m1/2 compared with Waspaloy, which exhibited average threshold values of 6·6-7·7 MPa m1/2. Dwell fatigue results show that Waspaloy has better resistance to crack propagation under dwell conditions; however, optimisation of the precipitate phase (HT2) shows vast improvement in the dwell fatigue resistance of 718Plus. © 2011 Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum.
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