The Effect of Strain Rate on the Material Characteristics of Nickel-Based Superalloy Inconel 718


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The dynamic response of the turbine blade materials is indispensable for analysis of erosions of turbine blades as a result of impulsive loading associated with gas flow. This paper is concerned with the dynamic material properties of the Inconel 718 alloy which is widely used in the high speed turbine blade. The dynamic response at the corresponding level of the strain rate should be acquired with an adequate experimental technique and apparatus due to the inertia effect and the stress wave propagation. In this paper, the dynamic response of the Inconel 718 at the intermediate strain rate ranged from 1/s to 400/s is obtained from the high speed tensile test and that at the high strain rate above 1000/s is obtained from the split Hopkinson pressure bar test. The effects of the strain rate on the dynamic flow stress, the strain rate sensitivity and the failure elongation are evaluated with the experimental results. Experimental results from both the quasi-static and the high strain rate up to 3000/s are interpolated in order to construct the constitutive relation that should be applied to simulate the dynamic behavior of the turbine blade made of the Inconel 718.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 340-341)

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N. Ohno and T. Uehara




J. H. Song and H. Huh, "The Effect of Strain Rate on the Material Characteristics of Nickel-Based Superalloy Inconel 718", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 340-341, pp. 283-288, 2007

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June 2007




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