FRACTURE OF MULTI-PRINCIPAL ELEMENT ALLOYS [Poster #23]
David CookGrand Ballroom D
Yield strength and fracture toughness are often mutually exclusive properties in metals and their alloys. The CrCoNi-based face-centered cubic (fcc) multi-principal element alloys (MPEAs) are known to possess extraordinary high fracture toughness that is enhanced at cryogenic temperatures; however, their relatively low yield strengths limit their engineering applications. This study investigates the role of sub-grain cellular structures in CrCoNi introduced by laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) that enhance its strength, with small compromise to the fracture toughness.