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Local Mechanical Properties at the Dendrite Scale of Ni-Based Superalloys Studied by Advanced High Temperature Indentation Creep and Micropillar Compression Tests

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSuperalloys 2020
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Superalloys
EditorsSammy Tin, Mark Hardy, Justin Clews, Jonathan Cormier, Qiang Feng, John Marcin, Chris O'Brien, Akane Suzuki
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-51834-9
ISBN (Print)9783030518332
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Symposium on Superalloys - Seven Springs, United States
Duration: 12 Sep 202116 Sep 2021

Publication series

NameThe Minerals, Metals and Materials Series
ISSN (Print)2367-1181
ISSN (Electronic)2367-1696


ConferenceInternational Symposium on Superalloys
CountryUnited States
CitySeven Springs


Chemical inhomogenities due to dendritic solidification of Ni-based superalloys result in different local microstructures with varying mechanical properties. New indentation creep test methods allow probing of the local creep properties at the dendrite scale at high temperatures. The as-cast single crystalline Ni-based superalloy ERBO1A (a derivative alloy of CMSX–4) was investigated and electron-probe microanalysis (EPMA) measurements revealed strong segregation of, e.g., Re and W in the dendritic region and, e.g., Ta in the interdendritic region. Indentation creep experiments at 750 °C and micropillar compression tests at 785 °C were conducted in both regions, and a higher creep strength was found in the dendritic region compared to the interdendritic region. Theoretical models for solid solution hardening as well as γ′ precipitation hardening confirm these results, since they predict a higher strength in the dendritic region than in the interdendritic region. Compared with the fully heat treated state, a smaller difference in the local mechanical properties or even a reverse strength ratio of the dendritic and interdendritic region can be expected.


  • Dendritic segregations, Indentation creep, Micropillar compression, Ni-based superalloy

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland