The characteristics of dislocation configurations under thermo-mechanical fatigue cycling were investigated in  oriented nickel-based single-crystal superalloys. Thermo-mechanical fatigue tests were performed on TMS-75 (without hold time) and TMS-82 (with hold time) superalloys. The specimens were subsequently studied by transmission electron microscopy under two-beam conditions. In TMS-75 superalloy, cross-slipping is the main characteristic for the low number of dislocations. In TMS-82 superalloy, more complex process of dislocation configurations has been demonstrated in detail, involving five stages: after the first stress relaxation, after the first tensile plastic deformation, after the second stress relaxation, after 30 cycles and after rupture. In addition, for TMS-82 superalloy, there is a reversible movement behaviour of stacking faults that occur in compression and disappear in tension. After rupture, the number of dislocation is related to the hold time. Longer hold time could generate a higher degree of stress relaxation and produce more dislocations with climbing characteristic.
|ジャーナル||Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2014 9月|
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