Effective Stresses and Plastic Strain Rates in a Superalloy: a High Temperature In Situ Study by Synchrotron X-Ray TCD
Variations in the lattice parameters of γ and γ' phases perpendicular to the  tensile axis were recorded in situ at ~10 minutes intervals using the Triple Axis Diffractometer of the High Energy (ID15) beamline at ESRF. Testing was carried out on an AM1 superalloy specimen with a raft microstructure at high temperature (1072°C) under load steps between 0 MPa and 300 MPa. These data were used to evaluate the Young modulus and the effective (Von Mises) stresses within the γ' rafts and γ corridors, as well the average plastic strain rates of each phase. The recorded stress data scatter was within the MPa range, and should be good enough to probe the elementary mechanisms of plasticity.
W. Reimers and S. Quander
A. Jacques et al., "Effective Stresses and Plastic Strain Rates in a Superalloy: a High Temperature In Situ Study by Synchrotron X-Ray TCD", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 524-525, pp. 775-780, 2006