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Abstract

This booklet is intended to present the facilities and services of the Materials Division of the Petten Establishment. Its research activities have the aims of characterizing the properties of high temperature materials in industrial process environments and of understanding the structures involved in order to gain an insight into behavioural mechanics. The activities are, at present, almost entirely concerned with austenitic steels and nickel based alloys. Starting in 1984, advanced ceramic materials will be studied as well. The equipment available, especially a unique Environmental Testing Laboratory, permits the study of: mechanical properties (Creep testing in industrial environments; multiaxial creep testing; fatigue testing), corrosion by simulated industrial environments (discontinuous gravimetry in high temperature aggressive environments; continuous thermogravimetry;), thermal fatigue testing, non-destructive assessment of corrosion, structural analysis techniques (metallography; transmission electron microscopy; scanning electron microscopy - electron microprobe; x-ray techniques; electron spectroscopy), analytical chemistry services (chromatographics spectroscopic techniques (including nuclear magnetic resonance, mass-spectrometry, atomic absorption spectrophotometry), general physical and chemical measurements (polymer characterization; differential scanning calorimetry; polarography)) The Division has also developed a Data Bank on high temperature alloys, and it operates an information centre.

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Authors: VAN DER BIEST O JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS), JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9248 EN (1984) FS, P., BFR 200, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003
Availability: Can be ordered online
Record Number: 1989122081900 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en