Effect of silicon content on the resistance of ductile iron to high-temperature oxidation
This paper analyses the oxidation resistance of ductile irons containing 2.11, 3, 4.28, 4.49 and 4.81 wt.% Si that were held at 850 °C for 32 hours. A scale was formed on all the samples and their weight increased. The scale thickness and increase in weight were decreased with increase of the silicon content, especially when the silicon content > 4 wt.%. The compactness of the scale on the sample surface is significantly higher at higher silicon contents. The results obtained indicate that the resistance of ductile iron to high-temperature oxidation increases with increasing silicon content.