Creep deformation and rupture mechanism of an advanced wrought Ni-Fe based superalloy for 700°C class A-USC steam turbine rotor application

F. Sun, Y. F. Gu, J. B. Yan, Y. X. Xu, Z. H. Zhong, M. Yuyama

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Abstract

The 700 °C class Advanced Ultra-Super-Critical (A-USC) technology with higher thermal efficiency is being developed for next-generation coal-fired power plant in recent years to reduce environmental impacts of energy consumption. A new wrought [Formula presented] superalloy with excellent high creep strength and low cost has been developed recently and evaluated as a candidate material for the 700 °C class A-USC steam turbine rotor application. Creep tests were conducted on the new [Formula presented] alloy at 700 °C/200 MPa, 700 °C/250 MPa and 725 °C/150 MPa using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The creep-rupture testing results show the new [Formula presented] alloy has better creep-rupture strength than the existing commercially available [Formula presented] and even some Ni-based alloys. The focus of this study is on understanding the relative important causes of better creep resistance and reduced rupture life in grain interiors and grain boundaries. Detailed creep deformation behaviors and related creep-rupture mechanisms were analyzed and discussed to explore the potential approaches for performance improvements. The results presented are helpful in providing a new approach to design and develop novel high performance alloys for A-USC steam turbine rotor application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-401
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Volume687
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Creep
  • Deformation microstructure
  • Dislocation
  • NiFe-based superalloy
  • Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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