The Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Ni-Based Superalloy after Service Exposure in Gas Turbine
Many investigations about superalloys and coatings have been done in the laboratory, but evaluating the degradation condition of hot section components during service is still important not only for repair and reuse but also for outage prevention. Time dependent degradation for second stage blades of gas turbine was investigated. The degradation analysis for used blades was divided into microstructure changes by position of the blade and mechanical tests of high temperature tensile test. In the microstructure analysis, the rafting and coarsening of γ', MC decomposition and TCP phase formation occurred and progressed with increasing service time, and especially the leading and trailing edge of top layer should be a check points for used blade. High temperature tensile results of 25,000 and 52,000 hrs used blades were also compared with serviced time and position in each blade.
Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
K. B. Yoo and H. S. Lee, "The Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Ni-Based Superalloy after Service Exposure in Gas Turbine", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 2523-2526, 2010