Interactions between Erosion and Corrosion of Metals and Alloys at Elevated Temperatures.
Final rept. 5 Jan 81-4 Jan 84,
PITTSBURGH UNIV PA DEPT OF METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS ENGINEERING
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Structural alloys and coating alloys have been developed that successfully resist high temperature oxidation and, to a lesser extent, hot corrosion-depending on conditions. Such protection depends upon the maintenance of a surface layer of oxide that effectively separates the metal from the reactive environment. The oxide protective coatings may however be damaged by erosion by solid particles in the gas flow, the effect being worse when the velocity of the gas flow is high. Unfortunately the detailed mechanisms by which the processes of erosion and oxidation interact at high temperatures are not understood. Much of the work carried out so far has involved studies of the erosion of metals and oxidized metals at room temperature under controlled conditions, or has involved tests at high temperature under conditions designed to simulate those in gas turbines or coal combustors. The data obtained from such tests are well suited to producing reliable comparisons of the behavior of different materials but do not readily lead to analysis of the mechanisms by which erosion and corrosion interact at high temperature. The work described in this report was designed to provide data obtained under well characterized conditions such that understanding could be gained concerning the interaction of erosion and corrosion at high temperatures. Author
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
- Properties of Metals and Alloys