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Phase-field study of the history-effect of remelted microstructures on nucleation during additive manufacturing of Ni-based superalloys

M. Uddagiri, O. Shchyglo, I. Steinbach, B. Wahlmann.

Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Springer Science and Business Media LLC,, 54, 18, (2023)

In the current work we employ multi-phase-field simulations to understand the effect of remelting on microstructure evolution, especially on nucleation of new grains during selective electron beam melting (SEBM) of Ni-based super alloy. The phase-field model is coupled to both mass and heat transport phenomena including release of latent heat of solidification. We run remelting simulations in both as cast and homogenized conditions. Experimental observations show that remelting triggers the nucleation of new grains at the melt pool border. The simulation results shed more light on the local conditions at the melt pool border thereby enhancing our understanding of the mechanisms responsible for the nucleation. The simulation results are validated with experimental results obtained for the Ni–20.5 mol pct Al model binary alloy.

Keyword(s): phase-field; additive manufacturing; nickel-based superalloy;
Cite as: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11661-023-07004-0
DOI: 10.1007/s11661-023-07004-0
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