Effect of bonding variables on TLP bonding of oxide dispersion strengthened superalloy
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Transient liquid phase (TLP) bonding has evolved as a successful alternative joining technique for high service temperature components (e.g., vanes and blades for aircraft gas turbine engines) made from superalloys when neither fusion welding nor solid-state bonding techniques are successful. However, study shows that the optimization of bonding variables is critical to achieve a metallurgically sound joint free from deleterious intermetallic constituents in the joint region. In this study, the influence of bonding pressure and interlayer thickness on microstructural developments at the joint region of TLP bonded oxide dispersion strengthened (ODS) superalloy MA758 was examined. A commercial interlayer based on the Ni–Cr–B (MBF-80) system was used and results showed that bonding pressure and interlayer thickness affected the final width of the joints. A theoretical study revealed that the TLP bonding time can also be reduced when there is an increase in bonding pressure.
KeywordsBonding Temperature Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Joint Region Transient Liquid Phase Isothermal Solidification
The authors wish to thank Natural Sciences and Engineering Research of Canada for financial support for this research.
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