Hot deformation behavior of GH4169 superalloy associated with stick δ phase dissolution during isothermal compression process

Yongquan Ning, Mingwang Fu, Xi Chen

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Isothermal compression tests of the post-delta treated GH4169 superalloy has been taken carried out on a Gleebe 1500D simulator at the strain rates of 0.001-1.0s-1and temperatures of 940-1060°C. A constitutive equation represented as a function of temperature, strain rate and true strain was developed, and the hot deformation apparent activation energy is calculated about 523kJ/mol. A processing map (e{open}=0.69) was constructed on the basis of experimental data for evaluation of efficiency of power dissipation (η), identification of instability regions. Hot deformation process can be carried out stability and safely in two domains of (Td: 1020-1060°C, ε̇: 0.01-1.0s-1) and (Td: 940-980°C, ε̇: 0.001-0.01s-1). However, the processing map predicts one instability region occurred around (T: 940°C, ε̇: 1.0s-1) with stick δ phase content of about 14%. The δ phase takes great effect on DRX and flow behavior during hot deformation process. An equation that describes δ phase content as a function of strain rate and absolute temperature may be written as V(δ)=-(3.92{dot operator}log(ε̇)/T)+(890.9/T)+0.02033{dot operator}log(ε̇)-0.58469 used the least square method for GH4169 superalloy processed under the conditions of (Td: 940-1020°C, ε̇: 1.0-0.01s-1).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-173
Number of pages10
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012


  • δ phase dissolution
  • Constitutive modeling
  • Flow behavior
  • GH4169 superalloy
  • Processing maps

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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