Wide-Gap Brazing of IN738 and the Bonding Strength Using Ni-Based Filler Metal Powders
The microstructure and bonding strength of the wide-gap region brazed with different filler metal powder (BNi-3 and DF 4B) and various powder mixing ratios of additive powder to filler metal powder were investigated. The microstructure characterization showed that Cr borides with a blocky morphology were existed in the brazed region in both filler metal powder. The bonding strength of the wide-gap region brazed with 60 wt.% IN738 additive and 40 wt.% DF 4B powder exhibited 92% tensile strength of IN738 superalloy at room temperature. The Cracks in the wide-gap brazed region initiated at the intermetallic compound and eutectic structure, and then propagated through them.
S.W. Nam, Y.W. Chang, S.B. Lee and N.J. Kim
Y. H. Kim et al., "Wide-Gap Brazing of IN738 and the Bonding Strength Using Ni-Based Filler Metal Powders", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 345-346, pp. 1449-1452, 2007