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Acta Metall Sin  2020, Vol. 56 Issue (5): 776-784    DOI: 10.11900/0412.1961.2019.00277
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Effect of Nanopores on Tensile Properties of Single Crystal/Polycrystalline Nickel Composites
LI Yuancai, JIANG Wugui(), ZHOU Yu
School of Aeronautical Manufacturing Engineering, Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang 330063, China
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The performance of the new generation aero-engine is strongly dependent on the application of integral blisk technologies, while the high-risk failure of integral disk joints severely restricts the promotion of those technologies. Therefore, the molecular dynamics method is used to investigate the influence of nanopores on the tensile properties of single crystal/polycrystalline Ni composites. The results show that the addition of single crystal nickel can increase the tensile strength of single crystal/polycrystalline Ni compared with polycrystalline nickel. The influence of pore position distribution on the tensile properties of single crystal/polycrystalline Ni is investigated. The simulation results show that nanopore defects in a single crystal region significantly aggravate the fracture at the single crystal/polycrystalline Ni interface. Pores not only penetrate the interface of composites but also rapidly expand inside the single crystal and the polycrystalline crystal, in which the interface of composites is further reduced resulting in the failure acceleration of single crystal/polycrystalline Ni composites. On the contrary, when the pores are in a polycrystalline region, the interface of single crystal/polycrystalline Ni hinders the amorphization of the polycrystalline nickel side and inhibits the pores from spreading toward the interface. When the pores are in the interface region, the pores do not continue to expand into the single crystal, but propagate inside the polycrystalline crystal. The effect of the porosity of interface pores on the tensile properties of single crystal/polycrystalline Ni is also discussed. It is found that the tensile strengthof single crystal/polycrystalline Ni decreases rapidly when the void porosity exceeds 0.8%. Finally, the influence of the number of voids on the tensile properties while maintaining the porosity of the interface pores is analyzed. When the porosity of the prefabricated pores of the interface is kept constant at 0.8%, the larger the number of pores (i.e., the smaller the pores), the larger the elastic modulus. In the plastic deformation stage, due to the large number of dispersed small pore structures at the interface of the single crystal/polycrystalline Ni composites, the dislocation motion is hindered, which plays a certain strengthening role and improves the tensile strength of the single crystal/polycrystalline Ni composites. It can be concluded that single crystal/polycrystalline Ni with dispersed small pores has better tensile properties than those with large pores.

Key words:  molecular dynamics      prefabricated nanopore      single crystal/polycrystalline Ni composites      tensile property      pore location      porosity     
Received:  19 August 2019     
ZTFLH:  TB31  
Fund: National Natural Science Foundation of China(11772145)
Corresponding Authors:  JIANG Wugui     E-mail:

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LI Yuancai, JIANG Wugui, ZHOU Yu. Effect of Nanopores on Tensile Properties of Single Crystal/Polycrystalline Nickel Composites. Acta Metall Sin, 2020, 56(5): 776-784.

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Fig.1  Molecular dynamics models of single crystal nickel (a), polycrystalline nickel (b) and the schematic construction of a single crystal/polycrystalline nickel composites in which prefabricated voids are located on the central line of the construction (The distance between prefabricated void centers d=4, 8 or 10 nm) (c)
Fig.2  Tensile stress-strain curves of different constructions of crystalline nickel with void-free and with a prefabricated void with radius R=1.1 nm
Fig.3  Tensile stress-strain curves of single crystal/polycrystalline Ni composites with void-free or prefabricated voids located on the central line of the construction near the single crystal side (a), near the polycrystalline side (b) and near the interface of single crystal/polycrystalline nickel composites (c) (ε—strain)
Fig.4  Atomic snapshots of single crystal/polycrystalline nickel composites, as shown in Fig.1, with prefabricated voids with R=0.6 nm near the single crystal side (a~c), prefabricated voids with R=0.5 nm near the polycrystal side (d~f) and prefabricated voids with R=0.6 nm near the interface in single crystal/polycrystalline nickel interface (g~i) under different ε
(a) ε=0.099 (b) ε=0.139 (c) ε=0.199
(d) ε=0.069 (e) ε=0.246 (f) ε=0.346
(g) ε=0.034 (h) ε=0.256 (i) ε=0.369
Fig.5  Stress-strain curves (a) and elastic modulus variation curve (b) of single crystal/polycrystalline nickel composites with void-free and different numbers of prefabricated voids (N) in the interface of single crystal/polycrystalline nickel composites
Fig.6  Atomic snapshots of single crystal/polycrystalline nickel composites with prefabricated void with R=0.5848 nm in the interface of single crystal/polycrystalline nickel composites under ε=0.099 (a), ε=0.199 (b) and ε=0.324 (c)
Fig.7  Radial distribution function (G(r)) curves of single crystal/polycrystalline nickel composites under different strains (r—distance between atoms)
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