Development of a Prediction Model and Process–Microstructure–Property Database on Forging and Heat Treatment of Superalloy 720Li

Nobufumi Ueshima, Chuya Aoki, Toshio Osada, Satoko Horikoshi, Akira Yanagida, Hideyuki Murakami, Toshiki Ishida, Yoko Yamabe-Mitarai, Katsunari Oikawa, Nobuki Yukawa, Jun Yanagimoto

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A process–microstructure–property database on forging and heat treatment of superalloy 720Li was established by high precision large-scale 1500 ton forging simulator and laboratory-scale forging simulator. The database was utilized to determine the parameters of flow stress, microstructure, and strength prediction models. The models were integrated to CAE software to predict process–microstructure–property relationships. In the integrated model, the stress, strain, and temperature distributions and their temporal development are calculated by using flow stress model and thermophysical properties. The calculated stress, strain, and temperature data are inputted into the microstructure model. The microstructure model considers grain growth, recrystallization, and precipitation of γ′ and calculates the temporal evolution of microstructural features. The strength model considers solution, grain boundary, and precipitation strengthening and calculates high-temperature 0.2% tensile proof stress, which is related to creep and low-cycle fatigue properties, from the calculated microstructural features. The integrated model successfully predicted the load, microstructure, and strength distribution of a prototype forging experiment conducted by the Hitachi Metals 6000 ton forging machine. The integrated model is a promising tool to design the forging and heat treatment process of the alloy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSuperalloys 2020 - Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Superalloys
EditorsSammy Tin, Mark Hardy, Justin Clews, Jonathan Cormier, Qiang Feng, John Marcin, Chris O'Brien, Akane Suzuki
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783030518332
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event14th International Symposium on Superalloys, Superalloys 2021 - Seven Springs, United States
Duration: 2021 Sept 122021 Sept 16

Publication series

NameMinerals, Metals and Materials Series
ISSN (Print)2367-1181
ISSN (Electronic)2367-1696


Conference14th International Symposium on Superalloys, Superalloys 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySeven Springs


  • Forging
  • Ni-based superalloy
  • Process–microstructure–property relationship


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