Oxidation of Boron Nitride in an Arc Heated Jet

  • John D. Buckley
Conference paper
Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 5)


Two grades of hot pressed boron nitride and a boron nitride composite were subjected to oxidation tests in a 2.5 megawatt atmospheric arc jet. The results showed that fabrication and/or composition influenced thermal shock and oxidation resistance. Changes in surface structure and recession due to oxidation suggest correlation with specimen composition. The boron nitride composite reacted with the oxygen in the hot subsonic airstream to produce a glassy coating on the hot face surface.


Boron Nitride Thermal Shock Heat Transfer Rate Oxidation Specimen Specimen Composition 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • John D. Buckley
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  1. 1.NASA Langley Research CenterHamptonUSA

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