Effect of Elements on Hot Tearing of Directionally Solidified Ni-Based Superalloys
The effect of elements such as Ti, Al, Hf, Zr and B on hot tearing susceptibility during directional solidification was explored by tube-like samples with thickness of 1.0 mm, 1.5mm and 2.0mm in wall. Results of SEM of elements on solidification of casting Ni-based superalloys were presented. The influential extent among the investigated elements is found to be: the largest is Ti, then Zr, B and Al, and Hf is the smallest. Titanium promotes the formation of (γ+γ´) eutectic, increases sizes of the eutectic. Increasing Al content results in the size of γ+γ´ eutectic and the number of γ´. Increasing Zr content promotes γ+γ´ eutectic.Varying B content shows little microstructural evolution.
Jinglong Bu, Zhengyi Jiang and Sihai Jiao
Y. L. Wang et al., "Effect of Elements on Hot Tearing of Directionally Solidified Ni-Based Superalloys", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 150-151, pp. 975-978, 2011