Oxidation behaviour of the near α-titanium alloy IMI 834

K. V. Sai Srinadh, Vakil Singh
2004 Bulletin of Materials Science  
Oxidation behaviour of the near α α-titanium alloy IMI 834 was investigated over a range of temperatures, from 600-800°C, in air. Specimens were solution-treated in the α α + β β and β β phase fields for 1 h and 1/2 h, respectively and cooled in air to room temperature. The solution treated samples were subjected to stabilization treatment at 700°C for 2 h, followed by cooling in air. Oxidation behaviour of these samples was studied from 600-800°C in air, for 50 h. The morphology of the scales
more » ... ormed was examined by SEM and the phases present in the scales were characterized by X-ray diffraction. While there was little oxidation at 600°C, the rate of oxidation increased at higher temperatures. In general, the rate of oxidation was found to be more in the α α + β β treated condition than that in the β β treated one. The results are discussed in terms of the characteristics of the oxide film formed under different conditions.
doi:10.1007/bf02704771 fatcat:4cw6umnldff3hc7fudyt6gence