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Influence of different annealing atmospheres on the mechanical properties of freestanding MCrALY bond coats investigated by micro-tensile creep tests

Giese, S. and Neumeier, S. and Bergholz, J. and Naumenko, D. and Quadakkers, W.J. and Vaßen, R. and Göken, M.

METALS
Volume: 9 Pages:
DOI: 10.3390/met9060692
Published: 2019

Abstract
The mechanical properties of low-pressure plasma sprayed (LPPS) MCrAlY (M = Ni, Co) bond coats, Amdry 386, Amdry 9954 and oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) Amdry 9954 (named Amdry 9954 + ODS) were investigated after annealing in three atmospheres: Ar–O2, Ar–H2 O, and Ar–H2 –H2 O. Freestanding bond coats were investigated to avoid any influence from the substrate. Miniaturized cylindrical tensile specimens were produced by a special grinding process and then tested in a thermomechanical analyzer (TMA) within a temperature range of 900–950◦ C. Grain size and phase fraction of all bond coats were investigated by EBSD before testing and no difference in microstructure was revealed due to annealing in various atmospheres. The influence of annealing in different atmospheres on the creep strength was not very pronounced for the Co-based bond coats Amdry 9954 and Amdry 9954 + ODS in the tested conditions. The ODS bond coats revealed significantly higher creep strength but a lower strain to failure than the ODS-free Amdry 9954. The Ni-based bond coat Amdry 386 showed higher creep strength than Amdry 9954 due to the higher fraction of the β-NiAl phase. Additionally, its creep properties at 900◦ C were much more affected by annealing in different atmospheres. The bond coat Amdry 386 annealed in an Ar–H2 O atmosphere showed a significantly lower creep rate than the bond coat annealed in Ar–O2 and Ar–H2 –H2 O atmospheres. © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

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