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ASM Handbook

Materials Selection and Design

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George E. Dieter
George E. Dieter
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ASM International
Volume
20
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-194-8
Publication date:
1997
Book Chapter

Design for Oxidation Resistance

By
James L. Smialek
James L. Smialek
NASA Lewis Research Center
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Charles A. Barrett
Charles A. Barrett
NASA Lewis Research Center
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Jon C. Schaeffer
Jon C. Schaeffer
General Electric Aircraft Engines
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Published:
1997
Page range:
589 - 602

Abstract

Alloys intended for use in high-temperature environments rely on the formation of a continuous, compact, slow-growing oxide layer for oxidation and hot corrosion resistance. This article focuses on the issues related to high-temperature oxidation of superalloys used in gas turbine engine applications. It discusses general methodologies to evaluate oxidation resistance of materials. The article describes the performance characteristics of superalloys, single-crystal superalloys and other high-temperature materials such as refractory metals and ceramics. It discusses hot corrosion of superalloys and airfoil degradation due to deposits resulting from ingested particles or sand. The article concludes with a discussion on the limitations of testing techniques and life prediction.

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James L. Smialek, Charles A. Barrett, Jon C. Schaeffer, 1997. "Design for Oxidation Resistance", Materials Selection and Design, George E. Dieter

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