Processing and Characterization of Yttria-Dispersed INCONEL 718 ODS Alloy
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Oxide dispersion strengthening is an effective method to improve the high-temperature mechanical properties of the alloys in which various reinforcements are added in the alloy matrix by mechanical milling and consolidating the mixture by different techniques like hot pressing, hot isostatic pressing and spark plasma sintering. This work presents the development of IN 718 ODS alloy by dispersing yttria in IN 718, which has improved mechanical properties at high temperatures. Yttria powder was added to IN 718 alloy powder in different weight fractions of 0.25, 0.5 and 1% and mechanically milled. The composite powders were consolidated by hot pressing and hot isostatic pressing (HIP). A small fraction of isolated porosities in the matrix was observed in hot-pressed samples which caused degradation of the mechanical properties. Percentage of porosities increased with the increase in yttria content. The hot-pressed samples were HIPed to heal the porosities. 0.5 wt% yttria-dispersed Inconel 718 hot-pressed compact exhibited better properties at 850 °C and showed 50 MPa improvement in ultimate compressive strength compared to Inconel 718 alloy.
KeywordsIN 718 ODS alloy Mechanical milling Hot pressing (HP) Hot isostatic pressing (HIP)
The authors wish to thank Director, VSSC, for his permission to publish the work.
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