Molecular dynamic simulations of Ti-6Al and Fe-12Cr alloys for their heat transfer and oxygen transport behaviors

RC Sun and GB Mi and X Huang and N Sui, MODERN PHYSICS LETTERS B, 2350263 (2023).

DOI: 10.1142/S0217984923502639

The heat transfer and oxygen transport behaviors of Ti-6Al and Fe-12Cr alloys directly affect their aeronautical material application. In order to investigate the flame retardant mechanism in atomic scale, molecular dynamic (MD) simulations were performed to study the heat transfer and oxygen transport performances of Ti-6Al and Fe-12Cr alloys in the linear and uniform heating treatment. Next, the ignition performances of Ti-6Al and Fe-12Cr alloys were further verified by the frictional ignition tests. Therefore, this is a multi-scale research with a novel combination of MD simulations and ignition tests. Those obtained results show that the heat is more concentrated at the heating edge of Ti-6Al alloy while at the same heating rate. This leads to the intensification of atomic motion at the heating edge, and reduces the structural thermal stability of Ti-6Al alloy's heating edge. Therefore, the heat transfer performance of Fe-12Cr alloy at the same state is better than that of Ti-6Al alloy. When there is an oxide layer on the surface of these two alloys, Fe-12Cr alloy can inhibit the oxygen transfer more effectively than Ti-6Al alloy, and further improve its flame retardant property. In addition, the frictional ignition tests with Ti alloy rotor under the same airflow environment show that the critical airflow velocity of the Fe-12Cr alloy stator is about 114 m/s higher than that of Ti-6Al-4V alloy stator at 384 degrees. Generally, according to MD simulations and frictional ignition tests, it could be concluded that the flame retardancy of Fe-12Cr alloy is higher than Ti-6Al alloy.

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