EDP Sciences Journals List
Issue J. Phys. IV France
Volume 03, Number C9, Décembre 1993
Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on High Temperature Corrosion and Protection of Materials
Actes du 3ème Colloque International sur la Corrosion et la Protection des Matériaux à Haute Température
Page(s) C9-411 - C9-418
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/jp4:1993943

Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on High Temperature Corrosion and Protection of Materials
Actes du 3ème Colloque International sur la Corrosion et la Protection des Matériaux à Haute Température

J. Phys. IV France 03 (1993) C9-411-C9-418

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1993943

Isothermal and cyclic oxidation of TiAl composites

J.S. Fish and D.J. Duquette

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Materials Engineering Department, Troy, 12180-3590, N.Y., U.S.A.


Abstract
Titanium Aluminide and TiAl matrix composites reinforced with alumina fibers (PRD166) were fabricated by powder metallurgy. During isothermal oxidation at 950 and 1070 °C, composites containing PRD166 fibers exhibited larger weight gains than monolithic TiAl; the composites showed evidence of oxidation along the perimeter of the fibers. A fiber reaction, which was observed after oxidation in air, is believed to result from internal oxidation. The reaction was suppressed by heat treating in vacuum and increasing the aluminum content of the matrix. The oxide adherence on TiAl was improved by the addition of alumina (PRD166) fibers.



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