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Solute transport and the prediction of breakaway oxidation in gamma + beta Ni-Cr-Al alloysThe Al transport and the condition leading to breakaway oxidation during the cyclic oxidation of gamma + beta NiCrAl alloys have been studied. The Al concentration/distance profiles were measured after various cyclic oxidation exposures at 1200 C. It was observed that cyclic oxidation results in a decreasing Al concentration at the oxide/metal interface, maintaining a constant flux of Al to the Al2O3 scale. It was also observed that breakaway oxidation occurs when the Al concentration at the oxide/metal interface approaches zero. A numerical model was developed to simulate the diffusional transport of Al and to predict breakaway oxidation in gamma + beta NiCrAl alloys undergoing cyclic oxidation. In a comparison of two alloys with similar oxide spalling characteristics, the numerical model was shown to predict correctly the onset of breakaway oxidation in the higher Al-content alloy.
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Conference Paper
Nesbitt, J. A.
(Michigan Technological Univ. Houghton, MI, United States)
Heckel, R. W.
(Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI, United States)
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August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1984
Subject Category
Metallic Materials
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