Surface material loss due to erosive wear is responsible for the increased cost of main-tenance and downtime in industries. Hence, hardfacing is one of the most valuable and effective techniques employed to improve the wear resistance of heavy-duty components. The present paper investigates the microstructural and erosive wear characteristics of a hypereutectic high-chromium cast iron, considering the erosion resistance, resulting from the impact of micro-sized particles, of both as-received and heat-treated conditions. Micro-sized particles involve the erosion-resistant characteristics of carbide and matrix, contemporary. Due to this, the enhancement of the matrix strength could improve the mechanical support to withstand cracking deformation and spalling. Ac-cordingly, the effect of a destabilization heat treatment on the microstructure was firstly investigated by hardness tests, X-ray diffraction analyses, optical and scanning electron microscopy. Specifically designed erosive tests were carried out using a raw meal powder at an impingement angle of 90◦ . The resulting superior wear resistance of the heat-treated samples was relayed on the improved matrix microstructure: consistent with the observed eroded surfaces, the reduced matrix/carbides hardness difference of the heat-treated material is pivotal in enhancing the erosion resistance of the hardfacing. The present results contribute to a better understanding of the microstructure–property relationships concerning the erosive wear resistance.
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|Titolo:||Microstructural and erosive wear characteristics of a high chromium cast iron|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista|