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A New Single Crystal Superalloy for Power Generation Applications
Dept of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham, UK.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Engineering Materials. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Dept of Metallurgy and Materials, University in Birmingham, UK.
Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB Materials Technology, Finspång.
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2012 (English)In: Superalloys 2012: 12:th International Symposium on Superalloys / [ed] E.S. Huron et al, The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society, 2012, 197-204 p.Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The properties of a newly developed single crystal super alloy-known as STAL-15 - is described which is suitable for use in first stage blades of industrial gas turbines (IGTs). With 15 wt.% Cr and 4.55 wt.% Al, the alloy combines good corrosion and oxidation resistance with sufficient creep and fatigue performance. Traditionally, polycrystalline alloys such as IN792 and 1N738LC or the single crystal alloy PWA-1483 have been used for this application; unfortunately they display only limited resistance to environmental degradation. The new alloy does not display this weakness and is therefore highly optimised for IGT applications. The new alloy is shown to be an alumina (Al2O3) former; the mechanisms behind the Al 2O3-formation process are studied and the effects arising from changes in the chemical composition have been modelled. In addition, the mechanical properties in terms of creep and fatigue resistance are demonstrated together and the alloy stability evaluated during long term (up to 10,000 hours) exposure. For such applications, the new alloy is superior to existing nickel-based single crystal superalloys designed for aeroengine applications and which are optimised for very high creep resistance. The absence of Re contributes to a lower cost of alloy stock, and enhanced castability.

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The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society, 2012. 197-204 p.
Keyword [en]
alloy development, single crystal superalloy, oxidation, corrosion, creept deforamtion, themomechanical fatigue, Si addition
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Engineering and Technology Materials Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-81532DOI: 10.1002/9781118516430.ch22ISBN: 9780470943205 (print)ISBN: 9781118516430 (online)OAI: diva2:553213
Superalloys 2012: 12th International Symposium on Superalloys, September 9-13 2012, Seven Springs, USA
Available from: 2012-09-18 Created: 2012-09-18 Last updated: 2014-11-11

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