20. High-Temperature Oxidation

  1. R. Winston Revie
  1. C. A. C. Sequeira

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch20

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

How to Cite

Sequeira, C. A. C. (2011) High-Temperature Oxidation, in Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition (ed R. W. Revie), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch20

Editor Information

  1. CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal

  1. Editor's Note: In his forthcoming book, High Temperature Corrosion: Fundamentals and Engineering, in the Wiley Series in Corrosion, C. A. C. Sequeira discusses the subject of high-temperature oxidation in more detail than is possible in this overview chapter.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080320

Online ISBN: 9780470872864



  • high-temperature oxidation - oxidation of metals, between gas and solids, producing a solid reaction product;
  • three-dimensional defects - stress generation in oxide layer underlying metals, through-scale cracking, spalling of oxide and stratification phenomena;
  • multilayered scale growth - formation of corrosion scales on metals or alloys


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Thermodynamic considerations

  • Kinetic considerations

  • Defect structures

  • Compact scale growth

  • Multilayered-scale growth

  • Oxidation resistance

  • Oxidation of engineering materials

  • Conclusions

  • References