Computational modeling and experimental validation of melting and solidification in equiaxed superalloys processed through scanning laser epitaxy

Amrita Basak, Ranadip Acharya, Rohan Bansal, Suman Das

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Abstract

This paper focuses on simulation-based optimization of the Scanning Laser Epitaxy (SLE) process applied to gas turbine hot-section components made of nickel-base superalloys. SLE creates equiaxed, directionally-solidified and single-crystal microstructures from superalloy powders melted onto like-chemistry substrates using a fast scanning, high power laser beam. In this paper, a transient coupled flow-thermal approach is implemented to accurately simulate the melting and solidification process in SLE. The laser movement is modeled as a Gaussian moving heat source, and the thermophysical properties of the alloys are adjusted based on the thermal field. Simulations for different superalloys such as IN100, René 80 and MAR-M247 are performed and the instantaneous melt pool characteristics are recorded. Comparisons of the simulations with experimental results show reasonably good agreement for the melt depth. Feedback control is implemented, and demonstrated to produce superior quality SLE deposits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1264-1274
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Event26th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium - An Additive Manufacturing Conference, SFF 2015 - Austin, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2015Aug 12 2015

Conference

Conference26th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium - An Additive Manufacturing Conference, SFF 2015
CountryUnited States
CityAustin
Period8/10/158/12/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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    Basak, A., Acharya, R., Bansal, R., & Das, S. (2020). Computational modeling and experimental validation of melting and solidification in equiaxed superalloys processed through scanning laser epitaxy. 1264-1274. Paper presented at 26th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium - An Additive Manufacturing Conference, SFF 2015, Austin, United States.