Intermediate temperature brittleness of Ni based superalloy Nimonic263

Hee Jeong Chung, Joo Youl Huh, Woo Sang Jung

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Ni based superalloy Nimonic263 offers excellent resistance to corrosion and high temperatures, and as such can be used under an A-USC environment, which has extremely high temperatures and high pressure. To investigate the intermediate temperature brittleness that is the temperature dependence of this alloy, the tensile test was carried out at a constant cross head speed of 1 mm/min in the temperature range of room temperature to 900 °C. As the temperature increased during the test, the constant yield strength decreased sharply at 800 °C while the ductility began to decrease from 500 °C and then recovered after showing a minimum value at 800 °C. The results of the OM, SEM and TEM observations indicate that the deformation mechanism changed from γ′ shearing to by-pass as the temperature increased, and the minimum ductility resulted from decohesion of the glide plane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Characterization
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jun


  • Ductility minimum
  • Gamma prime
  • Intermediate temperature brittleness (ITB)
  • Ni based superalloy
  • Precipitate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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