Microstructure development in single crystal welds

J. M. Vitek, S. S. Babu, S. A. David, J. W. Park

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

16 Citations (Scopus)


Welding of single crystal nickel-based superalloys leads to excessive stray grain formation as well as cracking associated with stray grain boundaries. This paper examines the microstructure development in both model alloys and commercial alloys and progress in terms of modeling the dendritic growth pattern produced in these alloys. The tendency to form stray grains is also studied, and recent experimental work that supports the principal of constitutional supercooling as the underlying mechanism for stray grain formation is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4123-4128
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventThermec 2003 Processing and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 2003 Jul 72003 Jul 11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Microstructure development in single crystal welds'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this