Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

, Volume 49, Issue 9, pp 4058–4069 | Cite as

High-Temperature Oxidation Behavior of a Novel Co-Base Superalloy

  • Stéphane A. J. Forsik
  • Alberto O. Polar Rosas
  • Tao Wang
  • Gian A. Colombo
  • Ning Zhou
  • Samuel J. Kernion
  • Mario E. Epler
Topical Collection: Superalloys and Their Applications
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Third European Symposium on Superalloys and their Applications


A new polycrystalline γ′-strengthened cobalt-base superalloy with improved oxidation resistance up to 1100 °C is presented. Based on the Co-Al-W-Ni-Cr-Ti system, the chemistry was optimized via computational thermodynamics, and an 18 kg ingot was successfully melted under vacuum and processed. During cyclic oxidation trials at 800 °C, 1000 °C, and 1100 °C, the Co-base superalloy gained significantly less mass per surface area than the benchmark Waspaloy tested in similar conditions. X-ray diffraction and EDS analysis of the oxidized surface showed that a continuous layer of Al2O3 forms between the substrate and the external oxides, providing the necessary oxidation resistance.



The authors would like to thank Karl A. Heck, R&D, Carpenter Technology for the useful discussions on high-temperature oxidation, and Mark T. Burton, Ryan T. Fergusson, and Gina L. Wendel, R&D, Carpenter Technology for their support with the X-ray diffraction analysis, heat treatments, and sample preparation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stéphane A. J. Forsik
    • 1
  • Alberto O. Polar Rosas
    • 1
  • Tao Wang
    • 1
  • Gian A. Colombo
    • 1
  • Ning Zhou
    • 1
  • Samuel J. Kernion
    • 1
  • Mario E. Epler
    • 1
  1. 1.R&D DepartmentCarpenter Technology CorpReadingUSA

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