Microstructure Analysis of the Weld Metal of Ni-Based Superalloys
In this study, we analyzed weld cracking in Ni-based superalloys. Alloys with about 64 wt.% Ni and 31 wt.% Ni were used for the weld metal analysis. Phase transition predicted by thermodynamic calculation were compared with experimental results. The weld metal’s microstructure was analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) mapping, and its mechanical properties tested. From EDX mapping, it was established that the alloying elements (Nb and Mo) were segregated around the weld crack as a result of the formation of a niobium carbide (NbC).
Andreas Öchsner, Graeme E. Murch, Ali Shokuhfar and João M.P.Q. Delgado
Y. M. Kim and M. J. Kang, "Microstructure Analysis of the Weld Metal of Ni-Based Superalloys", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vol. 371, pp. 44-48, 2016