Turbine inlet temperature of gas turbine engines have been increased in order to improve engine efficiency but is closing in on the upper limit of capacity for current casting materials and thermal barrier coating systems. To cope with such situations, it is necessary to develop new material applications which have superior heat resistant properties than current casting superalloys, ODS alloys are one of the candidate materials.
In this study, optimum HIP (Hot Isostatic Pressing) diffusion bonding parameters and a manufacturing process for turbine vanes of Ni base ODS (Oxide Dispersion Strengthened) alloy, MA754, were developed for the purpose of introducing advanced internal cooling structures. By using these parameters and process, HIP diffusion bonded MA754 turbine vanes were manufactured experimentally. As another application of the bonding process, MA754 turbine vanes HIP diffusion bonded with pure Cu internal cooling structure which has high thermal conductivity were also manufactured.