27.03.2018 14:00 Uhr
27.03.2018 17:00 Uhr
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung
Haus 40, Raum 223
Unter den Eichen 87
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Abteilung Werkstofftechnik
Challenges for the design of Ni-based SX superalloys components
Increasing the operating temperatures is the most reliable way to improve gas turbine efficiency of aero-engines and industrial gas turbines. A dramatic temperature increase has been obtained in the last four decades by adjusting chemical compositions of cast Ni-based superalloys and by using specific processing routes (e.g. directional solidification). However, despite the recent developments of the 5th and 6th generation of Ni-based SX superalloys, it seems that the expected gain in operating temperature by adjusting the chemistry are rather limited.
In this presentation, a special focus will be paid to the improvements still possible in mechanical properties associated to the processing conditions of Ni-based SX superalloys, as well as the consequences of a low temperature plastic deformation introduced in the fabrication stages of SX blades. An overview of their performances under aero-engine certification conditions will also be proposed.
Professor Jonathan Cormier
Institut Pprime, Physics and Mechanics of Materials Department
Dr. Pedro Dolabella Portella