Journal article
Crack paths in the superalloy IN738 in aged conditions



Publication Details
Authors:
Kuhn, F.; Zeismann, F.; Brückner-Foit, A.; Kadau, K.; Gravett, P.
Publication year:
2013
Journal:
Engineering Fracture Mechanics
Pages range:
275 - 284
Volume number:
108
ISSN:
0013-7944

Abstract
Abstract The crack paths are analyzed of fatigue cracks in aged \{IN738\} taken from removed turbine blades. Both artificial cracks initiated from notches and service cracks found in removed blades are taken into consideration. Transgranular crack growth is most common in the virgin material, but can still be found in aged material and in service cracks. Under operating conditions, transgranular crack growth is related to recrystallization of the material along the crack faces. It is suggested that the local plastic deformation plays an important role in this recrystallization process.


Keywords
Microstructure

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