Comparison of Chromia Growth Kinetics in a Ni-based Superalloy, with and without Shot-peening

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • Rolls Royce

Abstract

The effect of shot-peening on the oxidation in air of the Ni-based superalloy RR1000 has been investigated over the temperature range 700–800 °C. The surface oxide in both peened and un-peened conditions consisted of isolated grains of rutile on the outermost surface beneath which was a protective Ti-doped chromia scale. Internal oxidation of aluminium occurred within the alloy with the formation of alumina particles within a γ′ (nominally Ni3(Al,Ti)) denuded zone but the morphology of the sub-surface oxides differed between the two surface conditions examined. The kinetics of thickening of the chromia layer were sub-parabolic in most cases but closely approached parabolic behaviour for the un-peened surface condition at 800 °C. An enhancement in the rate of chromia growth was found for both surface conditions compared with a Ti-free chromia layer. This enhancement has been attributed to increased Cr ion diffusion as a result of Ti-doping of the chromia layer but the effect is reduced over time because of Ti-depletion in the alloy. At 800 °C, in the un-peened condition, the reduction in growth rate with exposure time is much less marked and this effect seems to be associated with the formation of a (Ti,Ta)O2 phase beneath the chromia layer.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-252
Number of pages11
JournalCorrosion Science
Volume100
Early online date4 Aug 2015
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015

Keywords

  • A. Superalloys, C. Oxidation, C. Selective oxidation