Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 44, Issue 12, pp 3305–3314 | Cite as

Isothermal fatigue behavior of cast superalloy Inconel 792-5A at 23 and 900 °C

  • Karel ObrtlíkEmail author
  • Martin Petrenec
  • Jiří Man
  • Jaroslav Polák
  • Karel Hrbáček


Total strain-controlled tests have been performed on cylindrical specimens of polycrystalline Inconel 792-5A at 23 and 900 °C to study the effect of temperature on low cycle fatigue characteristics and cyclic strain localization. Hardening/softening curves, cyclic stress–strain curves, and fatigue life curves are presented. Two linear dependencies are used to approximate the room temperature data in Manson–Coffin plot. Technique of oriented foils observed in transmission electron microscope is used to study dislocation structure. Effect of temperature on surface relief topography and fracture surface is documented using scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. High-amplitude straining is characterized by slight initial hardening followed by saturation at room temperature and sustained weak softening at 900 °C. Low-amplitude cycling results in the stable stress response. Plastic strain localization into persistent slip bands lying along {111} slip planes was observed at both temperatures.


Fatigue Life Strain Amplitude Slip Band Surface Relief Plastic Strain Amplitude 
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This research was supported by the Grants Nos. 106/07/1507 of the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic and 1QS200410502 of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and by the project No. FI-IM/025 of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karel Obrtlík
    • 1
    Email author
  • Martin Petrenec
    • 1
  • Jiří Man
    • 1
  • Jaroslav Polák
    • 1
  • Karel Hrbáček
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Physics of MaterialsAS CRBrnoCzech Republic
  2. 2.První brněnská strojírna Velká Bíteš, a.s.Velká BítešCzech Republic

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