Change of Microstructures of Directionally Solidified Ni Base Superalloy GTD-111 at High Temperature
In the case of transient liquid phase diffusion bonding with Ni base superalloy GTD-111, the bonding temperature was sustained at 1403K ~ 1453K. Thus, the microstructure of specimens heated at 1403K ~ 1453K was examined. In the raw material, γ-γ' eutectic phases, platelet η phases, MC carbide and PFZ were clearly observed in interdendritic regions or near the grain boundary and the size of primary γ' precipitates near the interdendritic regions were larger than the core. The primary γ' precipitated in the dendrite core dissolved early in the bonding process. γ' precipitated near the interdendritic regions were partially solubilized and their shape was changed. The dissolution rate increased with increasing temperature. Phases in the interdendritic regions or near the grain boundary changed continuously with time at the bonding temperature. At a bonding temperature of 1403K, the eutectic phases remained, but η phases were transformed from a platelet shape to a needle morphology and the PFZ region widened with time. The interdendritic region and near the grain boundary became partially liquid at 1423K and fully at 1453K by the reaction of η phases and PFZ. The interdendritic region and near grain the boundary became liquid and new phases which were mixed with η phases, PFZ and MC carbide crystallized during cooling at 1453K. Crystalline η phases were transformed from a rod shape to a platelet shape with increasing holding time.
Jang Hyun Sung, Chan Gyu Lee, Yong Zoo You, Young Kook Lee and Jae Young Kim
B. K. Lee et al., "Change of Microstructures of Directionally Solidified Ni Base Superalloy GTD-111 at High Temperature", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 118, pp. 65-70, 2006