STP672: Application of Superalloys in Internal Combustion Engine Exhaust Valves

    Larson, JM
    Chief engineer, Materials and Basic Processes, and chief engineer, Eaton Corporation, Battle Creek, Mich.

    Jenkins, LF
    Chief engineer, Materials and Basic Processes, and chief engineer, Eaton Corporation, Battle Creek, Mich.

    Pages: 23    Published: Jan 1979


    Abstract

    The high-temperature and pressure conditions in some spark-ignited and heavy-duty diesel engines have necessitated the application of superalloy exhaust valve materials to meet long-term durability requirements. This penetration of superalloys is because of their excellent tensile, creep, and fatigue strengths, in combination with adequate oxidation resistance and forgeability. These attributes of the superalloys are discussed in conjunction with problems associated with manufacturing and alloy limitations. A strong emphasis is placed on field requirements versus material capabilities.

    Keywords:

    steels, microstructure, valves, poppets, engines, superalloys


    Paper ID: STP36891S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E04.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP36891S


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