E3S Web Conf.
Volume 82, 201913th International Conference on Boiler Technology (ICBT Poland 2018)
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Published online||01 February 2019|
Microstructure and mechanical properties of HR6W alloy dedicated for manufacturing of pressure elements in supercritical and ultrasupercritical power units
Czestochowa University of Technology
2 Institute for Ferrous Metallurgy in Gliwice
3 Office of Technical Inspection, Katowice Branch, Dabrowa Gornicza Office
4 Institute of Welding Technology in Gliwice
5 Silesian University of Technology in Katowice
* Grzegorz Golański: firstname.lastname@example.org
The article presents the results of research on the microstructure and selected mechanical properties of HR6W nickel-base alloy. The test alloy was subjected to isothermal ageing at 700°C and for up to 10000h. The tests of the HR6W microstructure were performed using the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and the transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The performed microstructural tests of the HR6W alloy showed that in the as-received condition it was characterised by the structure of nickel austenite with numerous primary precipitates of NbC and TiN. Ageing of the investigated alloy contributed to the precipitation of numerous particles of varying morphologies inside the grains and at the grain boundaries, as well as at the boundaries of twins - they were the secondary precipitates of M23C6 and Laves phase. The number of the particles precipitated at the boundaries was so large that they formed the so-called continuous grid of precipitates. Inside the grains, the presence of compound complexes of precipitates was observed. These complexes consisted of the TiN particles, as well as the M23C6 carbides and Laves phase nucleating on them. The tests of the mechanical properties of HR6W alloy showed that in the as-received condition the alloy showed high plastic properties, with relatively low strength properties - in particular, the yield strength. Ageing of the HR6W alloy, as a result of precipitation of numerous particles in the matrix, through the strengthening with the precipitation mechanism, resulted in a considerable growth of the strength properties - inter alia the yield strength by over 60%, with the reduction of the plastic properties - elongation decreased by around 40%. Similar growth in the test alloy was observed for hardness.
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