Introduction to the High Temperature Oxidation of Metals

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 30, 2006 - Technology & Engineering
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A straightforward treatment describing the oxidation processes of metals and alloys at elevated temperatures. This 2006 second edition retains the fundamental theory but incorporates advances made in understanding degradation phenomena. The first half provides an authoritative introduction to the basic principles, covering thermodynamics and mechanisms of high temperature corrosion of metals and alloys. The latter half extends the discussion to oxidation processes in complex systems, from reactions in mixed environments to protective techniques, including coatings and atmosphere control. The authors provide a logical and expert treatment of the subject, producing a revised edition that will be a comprehensive guide to material scientists and engineers requiring an understanding of this elementary process.
 

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Contents

Methods of investigation
1
Thermodynamic fundamentals
16
Mechanisms of oxidation
39
Oxidation of pure metals
75
Oxidation of alloys
101
Oxidation in oxidants other than oxygen
163
Reactions of metals in mixed environments
176
Hot corrosion
205
Erosioncorrosion of metals in oxidizing atmospheres
253
Protective coatings
271
Atmosphere control for the protection of metals during production
306

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Page 159 - REFERENCES 1. O. Kubaschewski and BE Hopkins, Oxidation of Metals and Alloys, Butterworths, London, (1962).

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Neil Birks was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.

Gerald H. Meier is William Kepler Whiteford Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.

Fred S. Pettit is Harry S. Tack Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.

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