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) C9-667 - C9-678
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/jp4:1993970

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) C9-667-C9-678

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1993970

Erosion-corrosion and wear

N. Birks, F.S. Pettit and D.M. Rishel

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, U.S.A.


Abstract
The basic processes of wear, erosion and erosion-corrosion are reviewed. It is shown that oxide debris can accelerate wear when it is present as particulates, or protect and reduce friction when it is present as a glaze. Erosion-corrosion processes can be understood and organized in a series of regimes that represent a sequence of change in the relative intensities of erosive and corrosive processes. Types of mechanism expected to feature in oxide spallation and in the erosion-corrosion of alloys are described and, finally, the areas that require serious study in order to achieve further understanding of this subject are indicated.



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