Engines get pretty hot. I always knew the temperature maximums but never thought of any material extremes. Actually I thought of planes like Concorde first and wondered why they, during flight, not weld their doors shut, permanently. But that cannot happen because the cruise temps are 261F and the melting point of Al is near 1200F. However the engines go into the 2000F range but the melting points of those materials, whether nickel or titanium based, aren't that far off. Aren't they in the lower 3000F, if not middle 2000F?
I guess I want to know where are the safe ranges for operational engine temperatures as opposed to their extremes. What are the chances that the engine got 'soggy' in flight? Do they remain somewhat sturdy at those temperatures? Or is it like structural stress, it maintains a degree of load to a point then suddenly POPS
Y'know what I'm saying?