Precipitation In Inconel 718 Alloy

  • Park, Hyung-Sup (Korea Institute of Science and Technology) ;
  • Park, Ju (Korea Institute of Science and Technology)
  • Published : 1972.09.01


The precipitation sequence of Inconel 718 alloy, aged at $760^{\circ}C$ for times up to 200 hr, has been studied by means of electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction methods. The dominant hardening phase was identified as the metastable, body-centered tetragonal $Ni_3Nb$ Phase in the morphology of platelets. The other phases identified in the aging sequence were (Nb, Ti)C and the stable acicular phase of orthorhombic $Ni_3Nb.$ The observations were made on the interaction of dislocations with the precipitates in the underaged condition. The shearing of the precipitates and the planar defects, e.g., stacking faults on i1101 planes of the intermetallic phase, were observed.