High temperature oxidation behavior of Ni-based superalloy GH586 in air

Jiang Dong Cao, Jun Song Zhang, Yin Qun Hua, Zhen Rong, Rui Fang Chen, Yun Xia Ye

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In this paper, the isothermal oxidation kinetics and oxidation behavior of GH586 superalloy from 800 to 1000 °C were investigated. The oxide scale morphologies of the surfaces and the cross sections after oxidation were characterized by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM) equipped with energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). The results show that the growth of the oxide scales on the surface of superalloy GH586 obeys a parabolic law with the activation energy of 241.4 kJ·mol−1 from 800 to 1000 °C. The dense oxide scale formed at 800 °C is mainly composed of Cr2O3, NiCr2O4 and a small amount of TiO2. At 900 °C, the oxide scale is divided into two layers: the outer layer with multiple cracks is mainly composed of Cr2O3 and TiO2, while the inner is a layer of dense Cr2O3. Under the oxide scale, aluminum-rich oxides along the grain boundaries are generated by the internal oxidation. At 1000 °C for 100 h, cracks throughout the whole oxide film accelerate the oxidation rate of Ni-based superalloy GH586 and large blocks of TiO2 in the oxide scale are generated, resulting in the spallation of oxide scale.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)878-885
Number of pages8
JournalRare Metals
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes


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