J. Mater. Sci. Technol. ›› 2021, Vol. 61: 176-185.DOI: 10.1016/j.jmst.2020.05.050

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Microstructure and mechanical properties in the TLP joint of FeCoNiTiAl and Inconel 718 alloys using BNi2 filler

Lin Yuana,b, Jiangtao Xionga,b,*(), Yajie Dub, Jin Renb, Junmiao Shib, Jinglong Lib   

  1. aState Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an 710072, China
    bShaanxi Key Laboratory of Friction Welding Technologies, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an 710072, China
  • Received:2020-03-27 Revised:2020-04-27 Accepted:2020-05-06 Published:2021-01-20 Online:2021-01-20
  • Contact: Jiangtao Xiong


High entropy alloy (HEA) of FeCoNiTiAl and Inconel 718 superalloy were firstly transient liquid phase (TLP) bonded by BNi2 filler due to the diffusion of Si and B in the filler to the base metals. The effects of bonding time on microstructure evolution and mechanical properties of the TLP joints were investigated. Owing to the complete isothermal solidification of the joints bonded for 30 min ~ 120 min at 1100 °C, no athermally solidified zones (ASZs) formed by eutectic phases were observed in the welded zone. Thus the TLP joints were only composed by the isothermally solidified zone (ISZ) and two diffusion affected zone (DAZ) adjacent to the dissimilar base metals and the negative effect of the ASZ on joint properties can be avoided. In addition, the increase of the bonding time can also make the TiB2 borides precipitated in the DAZ near HEA and the brittle borides or carbides in the DAZ near IN718 alloy decrease and reduce the possibility of the stress concentration happened in the joints under loading. Therefore, the highest shear strength (632.1 MPa) of the TLP joints was obtained at 1100 °C for 120 min, which was higher than that of the joint bonded for 30 min, 404.2 MPa. Furthermore, the extension of the bonding time made the fracture mechanism of the joint be transformed from the intergranular fracture to the transgranular fracture. However, as the brittle borides in the DAZ near IN718 can not be eliminated completely and refining of grains also happened in such region, all the TLP joints fractured inner the DAZ near IN718 alloy.

Key words: FeCoNiTiAl alloy, Inconel 718 alloy, Microstructure evolution, Mechanical properties, Fracture mechanism