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Oxidation Kinetics of Cast TiAl3The isothermal oxidation kinetics of the TiAl3 compound over a wide temperature range is documented, and these rates are related to exclusive alpha-Al2O3 scale growth. The specific weight change vs time curves are shown. Two abnormalities are immediately apparent. One is that a rapid initial uptake of oxygen occurs at times less than 5 h, followed by a lower oxidation rate at longer times, for tests at 900 C and below. The other is that the final weight changes for the 700, 800, and 900 C tests are not in the sequence expected with respect to temperature. Isothermal oxidation of drop cast TiAl above 1000 C was found to exhibit parabolic oxidation controlled by protective alpha-Al2O3 scale formation. TiAl is the only phase in the binary Ti-Al system that forms exclusive scales of alpha-Al2O3 in isothermal oxidation. High anomalous rates at short times and at temperatures below 1000 C resulted from the internal oxidation of a second phase of aluminum.
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Smialek, J. L. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Humphrey, D. L. (NASA Lewis Research Center; Sverdrup Technology, Inc. Cleveland, OH, United States)
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August 15, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1992
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Publication: Scripta Metallurgica et Materialia
Volume: 26
Issue: 11 J
ISSN: 0956-716X
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