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Microstructure and mechanical properties of a single crystal NiAl alloy with Zr or Hf rich G-phase precipitatesThe possibility of producing NiAl reinforced with the G-phase (Ni16X6Si7), where X is Zr or Hf, has been investigated. The microstructure of these NiAl alloys have been characterized in the as-cast and annealed conditions. The G-phases are present as fine cuboidal precipitates (10 to 40 nm) and have lattice parameters almost four times that of NiAl. They are coherent with the matrix and fairly resistant to coarsening during annealing heat treatments. Segregation and nonuniform precipitate distribution observed in as-cast materials were eliminated by homogenization at temperatures near 1600 K. Slow cooling from these temperatures resulted in large plate shaped precipitates, denuded zones, and a loss of coherency in some of the large particles. Faster cooling produced a homogeneous fine distribution of cuboidal G-phase particles in the matrix. Preliminary mechanical properties for the Zr-doped alloy are presented and compared to binary single crystal NiAl. The presence of these precipitates appears to have an important strengthening effect at temperatures not less than 1000 K compared to binary NiAl single crystals.
Document ID
19920048217
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Locci, I. E.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Noebe, R. D.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Bowman, R. R.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Miner, R. V.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Nathal, M. V.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Darolia, R.
(GE Aircraft Engines Cincinnati, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Subject Category
Metallic Materials
Meeting Information
MRS Symposium(Boston, MA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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