Residual Stress Analysis on Oxide Layers Obtained by High Temperature Oxidation of Chromia-Forming Alloys

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Residual Stress Analysis on Oxide Layers Obtained by High Temperature Oxidation of Chromia-Forming Alloys


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Abstract: The oxide layers formed during high temperature oxidation of metallic alloys depend on experimental conditions (oxidation gas composition, gas pressure, temperature, duration etc…) and often with complex structure or multilayer structure. Residual stress can be generated not only dues to oxide growth at high temperature (growth stress) but also during cooling of layer/metallic alloy system after oxidation (thermal stress). The determination of the level and the distribution of the residual stresses in oxide layers are very important to determine the influence of oxidation condition in one hand and to estimate the mechanical component’s durability at high temperature in the other hand. Two Chromia-forming alloys have been studied: a nickel based Inconel 600 alloy (Ni-17%Cr-8%Fe-1%Mn) and a ferritic AISI 430 steel (Fe-17%Cr-1%Mn). Oxidation test has been carried out at different temperatures (from 600°C to 900°C) for various durations (from 2 h to 96 h) under different absolute humilities (from 0% to 19%). After oxidation of Inconel 600, the oxide layers are composed essentially by an external NiO layer and by an internal spinel NiCr2O4 layer. While the AISI 430 steel forms an external spinel Mn1.5Cr1.5O4 layer and an internal Cr2O3 layer. The residual stresses (RS) have been analyzed by X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) method in each of oxide layers after oxidation tests. In oxide layers, the RS are compressive and the RS levels are more important in internal layer than those in external layer. Overall, the compressive RS in oxide layers increase with oxidation temperature, oxidation duration and absolute humidity.

High Temperature Oxidation, Residual Stress, Water Vapor, X-Ray Diffraction Stress Analysis, Chromia-Forming Alloy

Published online 12/22/2016, 6 pages
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Citation: N. LI, J. XIAO, N. PRUD’HOMME, L. LI, V. JI, ‘Residual Stress Analysis on Oxide Layers Obtained by High Temperature Oxidation of Chromia-Forming Alloys’, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 2, pp 365-370, 2017


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