Determination of thermophysical properties of high temperature alloy IN713LC by thermal analysis
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The presented paper deals with the study of thermophysical properties of cast and complex alloyed nickel based on superalloy Inconel 713LC (IN713LC). In this work, the technique of Differential Thermal Analysis was selected for determination of the phase transformation temperatures and for the study of the effect of varying heating/cooling rate at these temperatures. The samples taken from as-received state of superalloy were analysed at heating and cooling rates of 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 °C min−1 with the help of the experimental system Setaram SETSYS 18TM. Moreover, the transformation temperatures at zero heating/cooling rate were calculated. The recommended values for IN713LC after correcting to a zero heating rate, are 1,205 °C (T γ′,solvus), 1,250 °C (solidus) and 1,349 °C (liquidus). Influence of heating/cooling rate on shift of almost all temperatures of phase transformations was established from the DTA curves. Undercooling was observed at the cooling process. The samples before and after DTA analysis were also subjected to the phase analysis by scanning electron microscopy using the microscope JEOL JSM-6490LV equipped with an energy dispersive analyser EDAX (EDS INCA x-act). Documentation of the microstructure was made in the mode of secondary (SEI) and backscattered (BEI) electron imaging. On the basis of DTA analysis and phase analysis it may be stated that development of phase transformations of the alloy IN713LC will probably correspond to the following scheme: melting → γ phase; melting → γ + MC; melting → eutectics γ/γ′; melting → γ + minority phases (e.g. borides); and matrix γ → γ′.
KeywordsDTA IN713LC Temperatures of phase transformations Scanning electron microscopy
This study was supported by the project of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic No. MSM6198910013, and of the project of the Ministry of Industry and Trade No. FR-TI3/077.
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