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Simulation study and experiment verification of the creep mechanism of a nickel-based single crystal superalloy obtained from microstructural evolution

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Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and experiments were used to understand the creep properties and microstructural evolution of a nickel-based single crystal superalloy. By observing the microstructural evolution using MD simulations, we have found a P-type rafting in the [001] crystal orientation owing to dislocations cutting into the γ′ phase. The deflected γ phases lead to an L-type rafting, indicating it is an inferior creep property in the [011] crystal orientation. Unlike the [001] and [011] crystal orientations, dislocations climb over to the γ′ phase without rafting in the [111] crystal orientation, which manifests a superior creep property. In addition, by comparing the effect between temperature and stress on the creep properties, the results suggest that the creep of the [111] crystal orientation was strongly influenced by stress, whereas the creep properties of the [001] and [011] crystal orientations were significantly affected by temperature. Furthermore, the experimental results are consistent with the MD simulations. This study provides fundamental guidance for the rational design and testing of nickel base single crystal superalloy for structural applications.

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The article was received on 07 Aug 2016, accepted on 13 Oct 2016 and first published on 13 Oct 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA19982H
Citation: RSC Adv., 2016,6, 107748-107758
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    Simulation study and experiment verification of the creep mechanism of a nickel-based single crystal superalloy obtained from microstructural evolution

    J. Yu, S. Zhang, Q. Zhang, R. Liu, M. Tang and X. Li, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 107748
    DOI: 10.1039/C6RA19982H

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