Faculty Advisor

Sisson, Richard D.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to determine the microstructural effects of flash fires on rotor disk material IN100. The oxy-acetylene torch simulated flash fire conditions by heating samples for times ranging from one to thirty minutes to temperatures upwards of 950 C. Flash fire simulation on IN100 caused migration of the [gamma-prime] phase to grain boundaries, surface oxide formation, a layer of [gamma-prime]-depleted bulk material near the surface, and coarsening of [gamma-prime] particles.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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