High Temperature Environmental Effects on Metals

  • S. J. Grisaffe
  • C. E. Lowell
  • C. A. Stearns
Part of the Sagamore Army Materials Research Conference Proceedings book series (SAMC, volume 24)


Propulsion and power generation systems require components that will function for extended periods of time under high temperatures and stresses in hostile environments. These components are designed primarily on the basis of mechanical properties such as strength, fatigue life and creep resistance [1]. With this type of design approach, for systems where the operating parameters of temperature, stress, etc., are well characterized, component life is often found to be controlled by environmental attack. The factors involved in environmental attack are not readily included in component design criteria because they are not sufficiently well defined or understood. This situation has made it difficult and risky to predict long time service behavior on the basis of results obtained in accelerated, well controlled laboratory tests. Furthermore, little reliable and systematic data are available on service failures and operational histories of components so there is no good base for making life prediction correlations.


Cyclic Oxidation Metal Temperature Oxidation Attack Cool Hole Environmental Attack 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. J. Grisaffe
    • 1
  • C. E. Lowell
    • 1
  • C. A. Stearns
    • 1
  1. 1.NASA-Lewis Research CenterClevelandUSA

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