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Abstract

In the realization of technological processes which demand high processing temperatures, the availability of suitable construction materials plays a crucial part. Some technological innovations were, indeed, hindered in their development due to the absence of economically viable solutions in the field of construction materials. On the other hand: developments and innovations in materials have also led to considerable savings in costs. Examples of this are the gas turbine and the generation of electric energy via the steam cycle. The stresses to which high temperature materials must resist are, in principle, not different from the types of stresses encountered at lower temperatures. However, the always present thermal stress causes a characteristic response of the material. As an introduction to the contributions focusing on specific groups of materials, a short discussion is given of the most significant types of stresses (mechanical, corrosion, and radiation stresses), the reaction of the material to stress and the current remedies applied to obtain improvement of material behaviour. Lastly follows a short outline of the developments to be expected in the field of high temperature materials, and a short introduction is provided for the classes of materials discussed in the specialized contributions.

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Authors: BRESSERS J JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS), JRC PETTEN ESTAB. (THE NETHERLANDS)
Bibliographic Reference: STUDIEDAG HOGE TEMPERATUUR MATERIALEN, ANVERS (BELGIUM), MARCH 25, 1983. WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER N 30955 ORA
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Record Number: 1989124094900 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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Available languages: nl