High-Temperature Thermal Cyclic Oxidation Behavior of Wide-Gap Brazed IN738 Superalloy
The microstructure and thermal cyclic oxidation resistance of the wide-gap region brazed with different filler metal powder (BNi-3 and DF 4B) comparing with that of Ni-based IN738 alloy were investigated. The microstructure characterization showed that Cr borides with a blocky morphology were existed in the brazed region in both filler metal powder. The normalized weight gain with cyclic oxidation showed that weight loss of the specimen brazed with BNi-3 filler metal occurred after 600 cycles. However, the specimen brazed with DF 4B filler metal had no obvious weight loss until 700 cycles. It was observed that the oxidation kinetics of the all oxidized specimens followed the quasi-parabolic law, and the oxide layer was mainly composed of NiO, Al2O3 and NiCr2O4.
Alan K.T. Lau, J. Lu, Vijay K. Varadan, F.K. Chang, J.P. Tu and P.M. Lam
Y. H. Kim and K.T. Kim, "High-Temperature Thermal Cyclic Oxidation Behavior of Wide-Gap Brazed IN738 Superalloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 47-50, pp. 894-897, 2008