Document Type: Research Paper
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
Research and Development Center, Turbine Machine Middle East Co., Tehran, Iran
In the present study, the microstructural changes of a Nickel based superalloy Nimonic
80A during a non-isothermal deformation were studied. Therefore, microstructure evolution
during hot side pressing test was predicted with combined methods of finite element analysis and
processing map of the material. The predicted results were validated through experimental
microstructural studies. The results show that the distribution of deformation parameters (i.e.
strain, strain rate, and temperature) is non-uniform in the deformed samples. The severity of this
non-uniformity depends on the amount of sample reduction. High reduction value at one step
forging can cause flow localization and non-uniform dynamic recrystallization, which results the
formation of adiabatic shear bands, while using the lower reduction value at each forging step,
leads to more uniformly distribution of the deformation parameters and thus uniform the dynamic
recrystallization with the stable flow. Hence the workability and microstructure of the Nimonic
80A alloy are mainly depends on the deformation path.