Dissolution of delta phase in Ni-based superalloy during linear friction welding: integrated multiphysics computational process modelling
Okeke, Saviour I.
Harrison, Noel M.
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Okeke, Saviour I., Harrison, Noel M., & Tong, Mingming. (2021). Dissolution of delta phase in Ni-based superalloy during linear friction welding: integrated multiphysics computational process modelling. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 116(1), 241-258. doi: 10.1007/s00170-021-07404-9
Linear friction welding (LFW) is an increasingly popular solid-state joining method for challenging applications such as integrated blade disk of aero-engines. However, the influence of friction-generated heat on the material microstructural evolution, material deformation and resultant mechanical performance of the manufactured components is not well understood. A novel integrated multiphysics computational modelling is presented for predicting the component-scale microstructural evolution of IN718 alloy during LFW. A modified time-temperature equivalence formulation was implemented for predicting the evolution of the δ phase, which was coupled with thermomechanical modelling of the LFW process. There is reasonably good agreement between the computational modelling results of this paper and the experimental results from the literature in terms of δ phase volume fraction and weld temperature. The integrated multiphysics computational modelling predicts the influence of process parameters on thermomechanical and microstructural processes of IN718 LFW. By systematically analysing the influence of 10 different LFW process parameter configurations, the friction pressure was identified as the most influential process parameter determining the extent of δ phase dissolution and weld temperature during LFW.