Effect of hot isostatic pressing on the microstructure and fracture toughness of laser additive-manufactured MoSiBTiC multiphase alloy

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Abstract

MoSiB-based alloys are extremely promising ultrahigh–temperature materials, owing to their high melting points, good thermal stability, and excellent elevated-temperature mechanical properties. However, their fabrication is limited to conventional manufacturing techniques. In this work, a MoSiBTiC multiphase alloy, mainly consisting of Mo solid solution (Moss), Mo5SiB2 (T2), and TiC phases, was fabricated by laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF) using ball-milled alloy powders; subsequently, the effect of hot isostatic pressing (HIP) on its microstructure and fracture toughness was investigated. Due to the non-equilibrium metallurgical characteristics of L-PBF, the as-built alloy included uniform and fine-grained structures, as well as internal microcracks. The length of microcracks was effectively reduced with the assistance of the TiC bridging effect during HIP. As revealed by a high-resolution transmission electron microscope, the TiC was uniformly dispersed and was in close contact with the Moss or T2 phase. Consequently, the MoSiBTiC multiphase alloy exhibited a high fracture toughness of 9.0 MPa(m)1/2 after HIP at 1973 K. This work could be an important step towards the fabrication of high-performance refractory components with advanced properties in ultrahigh–temperature use.

Original languageEnglish
Article number109132
JournalMaterials and Design
Volume196
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov

Keywords

  • Fracture toughness
  • Hot isostatic pressing
  • Internal cracks
  • Laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF)
  • Microstructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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