Controlling Mechanisms of Creep Deformation of New Air-Hardenable TiAl-Based Alloy
H. Staneková, J. Lapin and T. Pelachová
Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Račianska 75, 831 02 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
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In the present work, controlling mechanisms of creep deformation of a new cast air-hardenable Ti-46Al-8Ta [at.%] alloy was studied. Long-term constant load tensile creep tests combined with an abrupt change of the applied stress were performed at 700°C. The response of the alloy to a stress reduction is analyzed. Transient behaviour with zero creep before recommencing creep at a reduced load is related to possible creep deformation mechanisms. The dislocation microstructures are analysed for creep strains corresponding to the minimum creep rate by transmission electron microscopy. The controlling mechanisms of creep deformation are identified from the transient creep behaviour of the alloy during stress reduction, the stress exponent and dislocation microstructures observed after creep testing.
DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.122.512
PACS numbers: 61.72.-y, 62.20.F-, 62.40.+i, 81.30.Mh, 83.50.-v