DOI: 15, 2021Proceedings Paper

Comparison of Viscoplastic Modeling of an Equiaxed and Directionally Solidified Ni-Base Superalloy

Alex TorkamanNathan O’Nora


Engine components are subjected to both high temperatures and cyclic loads resulting in fatigue and creep effects. Directionally-solidified (DS) Ni-base superalloys were developed in order to produce favorable creep properties in the primary stress axis of turbine blades by casting the grains longer along this axis. Doing so causes the material to exhibit anisotropic behavior, which allows for improved fatigue and creep strength but also adds complexity to modeling the material. To predict the life of components accurately, it is necessary to use a high-fidelity constitutive model to relate the loading and the deformation of the material. The dual-phase microstructure of these DS superalloys evolves with time, rendering the yield surface of the material a challenge to track. Furthermore, components made from these materials are subjected to complex loading conditions, often seeing cycling temperature in addition to loads, known as thermomechanical fatigue (TMF), and cyclic loads with dwells, known as creep-fatigue (CF). Viscoplasticity models are able to capture the complex behaviors of these materials under complex loading conditions, including the hysteresis effects, rate-dependence, and stress relaxation, etc., making them a...Continue Reading

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