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Comparative Study of Jet Slurry Erosion of Martensitic Stainless Steel with Tungsten Carbide HVOF Coating

Post-Graduation Program in Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Av. Osvaldo Aranha 99, Porto Alegre 90035-190, Brazil
Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Bologna, Viale del Risorgimento 2, 40136 Bologna, Italy
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Metals 2019, 9(5), 600;
Received: 30 April 2019 / Revised: 15 May 2019 / Accepted: 17 May 2019 / Published: 24 May 2019
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This work evaluates the behavior of a martensitic stainless steel (AISI 410) thermally treated by quenching and tempering with a tungsten carbide (86WC-10Co-4Cr) coating obtained by high-velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF) thermal spray deposition, analyzing the volume loss under erosive attacks at 30 and 90 incidence angles by using jet slurry erosion equipment with electrofused alumina erodent particles. Firstly, the characterization of the samples was carried out in terms of the microstructure (SEM), thickness, roughness, porosity, and microhardness. Then, samples were structurally characterized in the identification of the phases (XRD and EDS) present in the coating, as well as the particle size distribution (LG) and morphology of the erodent. It was determined that the tungsten carbide coating presented better resistance to jet slurry erosion wear when compared to the martensitic stainless steel analyzed, which is approximately two times higher for the 30 angle. The more ductile and brittle natures of the substrate and the coating, respectively, were evidenced by their higher volumetric erosion at 30 for the first and 90 for the latter, as well as their particular material removal mechanisms. The enhanced resistance of the coating is mainly attributed to its low porosity and high WC-Co content, resulting in elevated mechanical resistance. View Full-Text
Keywords: tribology; wear; slurry erosion; coating; cermet tribology; wear; slurry erosion; coating; cermet

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Santacruz, G.; Shigueaki Takimi, A.; Vannucchi de Camargo, F.; Pérez Bergmann, C.; Fragassa, C. Comparative Study of Jet Slurry Erosion of Martensitic Stainless Steel with Tungsten Carbide HVOF Coating. Metals 2019, 9, 600.

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