Designing a material with multiple desired properties is a great challenge, especially in a complex material system. Here, we propose a material design strategy to simultaneously optimize multiple targeted properties of multi-component Co-base superalloys via machine learning. The microstructural stability, γ′ solvus temperature, γ′ volume fraction, density, processing window, freezing range, and oxidation resistance were simultaneously optimized. A series of novel Co-base superalloys were successfully selected and experimentally synthesized from >210,000 candidates. The best performer, Co-36Ni-12Al-2Ti-4Ta-1W-2Cr, possesses the highest γ′ solvus temperature of 1266.5 °C without the precipitation of any deleterious phases, a γ′ volume fraction of 74.5% after aging for 1000 h at 1000 °C, a density of 8.68 g cm−3 and good high-temperature oxidation resistance at 1000 °C due to the formation of a protective alumina layer. Our approach paves a new way to rapidly design multi-component materials with desired multi-performance functionality.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Modelling and Simulation
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanics of Materials
- Computer Science Applications