Alloy 718 is a unique superalloy that has been in use for a number of years. It also has the distinction to be utilized throughout the aerospace and general industrial communities. The applications for this material are often very unique and require tailoring of the microstructure and subsequently the mechanical properties to meet these specific needs. To support optimization of Alloy 718 mechanical properties and performance, considerable work has been conducted by the materials community to develop materials and manufacturing process models to aid in the simulation and prediction of the microstructure and mechanical properties of components produced from this alloy. This paper will review various modeling and simulation tools and applications to Alloy 718. This complex alloy is continuing to see optimization efforts through the use of modeling and simulation to support new and enhanced application requirements. (AU) © 2010 by The Materials, Metals, & Materials Society. All rights reserved.
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