Best Practices & Applications of Elevated Temperature Mechanical Testing

This INFORM webinar will explore how elevated temperature mechanical testing allows researchers to simulate the high-temperature, high-pressure environments that additively manufactured superalloy materials are often exposed to in real-world applications.  These alloys are commonly used in extreme environments in the aerospace and power generation industries.  Additive manufacturing can produce complex geometries and reduce material waste in the production of superalloy components.  Since additive manufacturing is still a relatively new technology in these materials it is vital to be able to characterise how the material will behave under these operating conditions.

Insights into the material's microstructure and deformation behavior under different conditions can be gained, which can help identify potential weaknesses. The effect of different heat treatments on the mechanical properties of additively manufactured superalloys can be studied and the performance of different alloy compositions evaluated.

Analysing large quantities of data can be challenging and the human observer may not be able to identify the subtle patterns or relationships in experimental results.  However, by utlising machine learning new insights in to material behaviour may be uncovered.  This session will also discuss how machine learning algorithms can be used to analyze large data sets and support the accelerated development of novel alloy compositions with improved properties.