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The use of microstructural evolution in a coated nickel base superalloy, IN738, as a time–temperature recorder

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posted on 2018-09-17, 13:28 authored by Mohamed R. Shaheedullah
Nickel base superalloys are used for turbine blades in gas turbine engines, and are required to operate at very high temperatures (≈900°C) for long periods of time in an aggressive environment. A particular problem is that although the operating times of such blades are generally well-known, their effective operating temperatures are less well defined due to variations in position and metal-gas temperature. The microstructure of this material is known to evolve as a function of time and temperature. The aim of this research is to develop a model that will enable the microstructure to act as a time temperature recorder for IN738LC industrial gas turbine blades. [Continues.]



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A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.


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