Calculation of Thermophysical Properties of Ni-based Superalloys
Reliable thermophysical data of Ni-based superalloys are needed for the mathematical modelling of solidification in casting applications. This paper derives equations and procedures to calculate the following properties of these alloys from chemical composition of the alloy: the γ′ phase content, liquidus and solidus temperatures, density and thermal expansion coefficient, heat capacity and enthalpy, electrical resistivity, thermal diffusivity and conductivity, viscosity, surface tension and contact angle. Estimates are also for the diffusion coefficient and emissivity. This work has revealed an urgent need for reliable property measurements on liquid Ni-based alloys for the following: heat capacity, electrical resistivity, thermal diffusivity and conductivity, emissivity and diffusion coefficients.
- ISIJ international
ISIJ international 46(5), 623-632, 2006-05-15
The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan