INCONEL 718, nickel based superalloy, has good formability, high strength, excellent corrosion resistance and
mechanical properties at high temperature. Owing to theses attractive properties, it finds use in applications such as
combustion system, turbine engines and nuclear reactors. In such applications, components are typically required to be
tolerant of high stress impact loading. This may cause material degradation and lead to catastrophic failure during service
operation. In order to design optimal structural parts made of INCONEL 718, accurate understanding of material’s
mechanical properties, dynamic behavior and fracture characteristic as a function of strain rates are required.
This paper concerned with the dynamic material properties of the INCONEL 718 for the various strain rates. The
dynamic response of the INCONEL 718 at intermediate strain rate is obtained from the high speed tensile test machine
test and at the high strain rate is from the split Hopkinson pressure bar test. Based on the experimental results, the effects
of strain rate on dynamic flow stress, work hardening characteristics, strain rate sensitivity and elongation to the failure
are evaluated. Experimental results from both quasi-static and high strain rate up to the 5000 /sec are interpolated in order
to construct the Johnson-Cook model as the constitutive relation that should be applied to simulate and design the
structural parts made of INCONEL 718.