Accession Number : ADA191697

Title :   Rapidly Solidified Lightweight Durable Disk Material.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 84-Mar 87,

Corporate Author : PRATT AND WHITNEY WEST PALM BEACH FL GOVERNMENT PRODUCTS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Law, C C ; Blackburn, M J

PDF Url : ADA191697

Report Date : 15 Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 127

Abstract : A 2-year program was conducted to explore the potential of NiAl as a high temperature structural material with emphasis on overcoming the low temperature brittleness problem. The inherent ductility characteristics of binary alloys containing 29 a/o Al to 54 a/o Al were studied and it was observed that room temperature ductility was achieved only in alloys with lower amounts of Al. The highest Al level in which room temperature ductility was observed is process dependent, being 35 a/o in the case of the melt spun alloys and 29 a/o for the cast alloys. The brittle to ductile transition temperatures for the higher aluminum alloys (43 a/o - 52 a/o) were found to be in the range 375 c to 625 c, showing no clear trends in terms of the Al content and starting form (castings versus powder). Minor additions of boron significantly raised strength and the brittle to ductile transition temperature. An attempt to improve the ductility of NiAl through modification of the basic deformation behavior was made. Keywords: Nickel aluminide, Ordered alloys, Intermetallic, Ductility, Disk alloys.

Descriptors :   *ALUMINIDES, *BINARY ALLOYS, *NICKEL ALLOYS, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, BORON, BRITTLENESS, CASTINGS, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, DEFORMATION, DUCTILITY, MELTS, NICKEL, TRANSITION TEMPERATURE

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE