Micro-mechanical modelling of the single crystal nickel-base superalloy CMSX-4

T. Tinga, M.G.D. Geers, W.A.M. Brekelmans

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A multi-scale micromechanical model for a Ni-based superalloy is presented. The unit cell on the material point level incorporates the two-phase ã/ã'-microstructure of the material and the role of the ã/ã'-interfaces in the mechanical behaviour is emphasized. A crystal plasticity framework is used to model the constitutive behaviour of the ã-matrixphase. The limited number of unit cell constituents and the micromechanical simplifications make the framework particularly efficient in a multi-scale approach. The model is implemented in a commercial finite element code and adequately simulates the material response for the alloy CMSX-4. The effect of microstructural changes on the mechanical response is demonstrated.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th Conference on Materials for Advanced Power Engineering
Place of PublicationBelgium, Liege
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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