Thermal Analysis in the Technological “Step” Test of H282 Nickel Alloy

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering




No 1

Publication authors


Nickel alloys ; Superalloys ; Technological “step” test ; Thermal analysis

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne


Archives of Foundry Engineering continues the publishing activity started by Foundry Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in Katowice in 1978. The initiator of it was the first Chairman Professor Dr Eng. Wacław Sakwa – Corresponding Member of PAN, Honorary Doctor of Czestochowa University of Technology and Silesian University of Technology. This periodical first name was „Solidification of Metals and Alloys” , and made possible to publish the results of works achieved in the field of the Basic Problems Research Cooperation. The subject of publications was related to the title of the periodical and concerned widely understand problems of metals and alloys crystallization in a casting mold. In 1978-2000 the 44 issues have been published. Since 2001 the Foundry Commission has had patronage of the annually published “Archives of Foundry” and since 2007 quarterly published “Archives of Foundry Engineering”. Thematic scope includes scientific issues of foundry industry:

  • Theoretical Aspects of Casting Processes,
  • Innovative Foundry Technologies and Materials,
  • Foundry Processes Computer Aiding,
  • Mechanization, Automation and Robotics in Foundry,
  • Transport Systems in Foundry,
  • Castings Quality Management,
  • Environmental Protection.


Superalloys show a good combination of mechanical strength and resistance to surface degradation under the influence of chemically

active environments at high temperature. They are characterized by very high heat and creep resistance. Their main application is in gas

turbines, chemical industry, and in all those cases where resistance to creep and the aggressive corrosion environment is required. Modern

jet engines could never come into use if not for progress in the development of superalloys. Superalloys are based on iron, nickel and

cobalt. The most common and the most interesting group includes superalloys based on nickel. They carry loads at temperatures well in

excess of the eighty percent of the melting point. This group includes the H282 alloy, whose nominal chemical composition is as follows

(wt%): Ni - base, Fe - max. 1.5%, Al - 1.5% Ti - 2.1%, C - 0.06% Co - 10% Cr - 20% Mo - 8.5%. This study shows the results of thermal

analysis of the H282 alloy performed on a cast step block with different wall thickness. Using the results of measurements, changes in the

temperature of H282 alloy during its solidification were determined, and the relationship dT / dt = f (t) was derived. The results of the

measurements taken at different points in the cast step block allowed identifying a number of thermal characteristics of the investigated

alloy and linking the size of the dendrites formed in a metal matrix (DAS) with the thermal effect of solidification. It was found that the

time of solidification prolonged from less than ome minute at 10 mm wall thickness to over seven minutes at the wall thickness of 44 mm

doubled the value of DAS.


The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences


2015[2015.01.01 AD - 2015.12.31 AD]


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