FRACTURE AND FATIGUE BEHAVIOR OF ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED MAR-M 509 CO-BASED SUPERALLOYS
Nagamani Jaya BalilaGrand Ballroom B
Mar-M 509 is a Cobalt-based superalloy suitable for elevated temperature applications like nozzle guide vanes and blades in aero engines and gas turbines. Short cycle aging heat treatment of laser powder-bed-fusion processed Mar-M 509 is a novel route explored in this study to enhance the mechanical properties of this alloy, especially tensile ductility and fracture toughness, while retaining room and elevated temperature strengths. A detailed microstructural analysis is carried out using advanced characterisation tools and correlated to miniature, small volume, room temperature tensile tests and fracture toughness and fatigue tests using clamped beam geometry combined with digital image correlation-based in-situ strain mapping across the longitudinal and transverse directions, before and after heat treatment. Mechanisms leading to corresponding changes in fracture and fatigue properties will be discussed.