Troisiéme Conférence Européenne sur les Matériaux et les Procédés Avancés
J. Phys. IV France 03 (1993) C7-461-C7-464
Thermomechanical processing and mechanical characteristics of particle-strengthened iron aluminide-based alloysE. BATAWI1, J. PHILLIPS2, J.A. PETERS1 and G. EGGELER2
1 Sulzer-Innotec, Division 1511, Materials and Surface Engineering, 8404 Winterthur, Switzerland
2 Swiss Institute of Technology, Mechanical Metallurgy, Dept. Materials Science, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
By the introduction of a fine dispersion of stable particles, a new family of chromium-containing iron aluminide-based alloys, has been developed. These alloys exhibited modified recrystallisation kinetics, creep and tensile strengths and welding characteristics. The existence of a second phase dispersion reduced the tendency for localised deformation. Uniform deformation was promoted and ductility improved. Dispersoid additions improved microstructural stability and the recrystallisation rate was retarded by more than a factor of two. The room temperature tensile ductility as well as the tensile strength of the particle-modified alloy were increased. Furthermore, the onset of micro void coalescence occurred at lower temperatures. At 700°C both alloys exhibited similar strain rate sensitivities. Charpy impact toughness tests showed that the ductile to brittle transition temperature for the thermomechanically treated alloys was approximately 250°C and about 50°C higher for the particle-containing alloy. This apparent decrease in impact toughness was attributed to large inclusions observed in the cast microstructure.
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