Strain Rate Sensitivity of GH4720LI Alloy with Two Initial Microstructures During Hot Deformation

  • Zhi-Peng WanEmail author
  • Tao Wang
  • Yu Sun
  • Lian-Xi Hu
  • Zhao Li
  • Peihuan Li
  • Yong Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 217)


In this study, the effects of initial microstructure on the flow stress, strain rate sensitivity (m), and microstructure during hot deformation of GH4720LI alloy with different initial microstructures were studied using hot compression tests over a wide temperatures range of 1080–1180 °C and strain rates (0.001–10 s−1) to a final true strain of 0.8. The results showed that flow stress and deformation mechanisms of the alloys were significantly affected by the γ′ precipitates. The flow stresses of the two initial microstructures (i.e., microstructures AC and AF) presented typical DRX softening behavior and exhibited nearly a consistent variation trend which was decreased with the increase of temperature. The peak stresses in the microstructure of as-forged samples with smaller initial grain size were lower than microstructure AC when deformation temperature was lower than 1160 °C. While the gap between the two sets of specimens gradually decreased over a temperature of 1160 °C, which was mainly attributed to dissolution of the γ′ precipitates in alloys. According to the analysis of the strain rate sensitivity values distribution maps with two initial microstructures, the deformation mechanisms of the alloys in various deformation conditions were discussed in detail. Dislocation glide/climb was identified as the dominant deformation mechanism at low temperature, while grain boundary sliding and accommodation was confirmed as the main deformation mechanism at high temperature 1180 °C and low strain rate.


Initial microstructure Hot compression test γ′ precipitates Strain rate sensitivity Deformation mechanism 



This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Science and Technology on Advanced High Temperature Structural Materials LaboratoryAEEC Beijing Institute of Aeronautical MaterialsBeijingChina
  2. 2.National Key Laboratory for Precision Hot Processing of MetalsHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina

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