The microstructure and mechanical properties of transient liquid phase (TLP) bonded joints between dissimilar precipitation hardened IN939 and solid solution hardened IN625 with a Ni-Cr-Si-Fe-B filler alloy were studied. The TLP bonding was conducted in different bonding times (i.e., 15, 25, 35, 45, 60, and 90 minutes). Different phases, formed in the isothermally solidified zone (ISZ), on-cooling solidified zone, and diffusion affected zone (DAZ), were characterized using EDS, XRD, and EPMA analyses. A Ni-rich γ solid solution, CrB, and Ni3B were detected in the centerline of samples with incomplete isothermal solidification (i.e., 15 and 25 minutes), formed by binary and ternary eutectic reactions. Raising the time of bonding boosted isothermal solidification, resulting in a joint without deleterious eutectic microconstituents in bonding times of 35 minutes and higher. Chromium-rich borides were discovered in the DAZ of IN939, while the IN625-DAZ side was composed of chromium-molybdenum-rich borides. The concentration of alloying elements in the ISZ experienced an increment by further raising the bonding time to 90 minutes, creating a more homogenous bond with increased ISZ microhardness and mechanical properties. The highest shear strength (~ 92 and ~ 77 Pct that of the IN939 and IN625, respectively) and failure energy were attained for the 90-minutes sample. The fracture mechanism was also switched from a brittle semi-cleave morphology to a more ductile dimple-like morphology by increasing the bonding time from 15- to 90-minutes.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2021|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Metals and Alloys