Studies of high temperature sliding wear of metallic dissimilar interfaces

INMAN, I. A., DATTA, P. K., DU, H. L., BURNELL-GRAY, J. S., PIERZGALSKI, S. and LUO, Q. (2005). Studies of high temperature sliding wear of metallic dissimilar interfaces. Tribology International, 38, 812-823.

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The evolution of microstructures in the glaze layer formed during limited debris retention sliding wear of Nimonic 80A against Stellite 6 at 750 8C and a sliding speed of 0.314 m sK1 (7 N applied load, 4522 m sliding distance) was investigated using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive analysis by X-ray (EDX), X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The collected data indicate the development of a wear resistant nano-structured glaze layer. The process of ‘fragmentation’ involving deformation, generation of dislocations, formation of sub-grains and their increasing refinement causing increasing misorientation was responsible for the formation of nano-structured grains. The rapid formation of this glaze layer from primarily cobalt–chromium debris transferred from (and also back to) the surface of the Stellite 6, kept wear of both the Nimonic 80A and Stellite 6 to very low levels. However, increasing the sliding speed to 0.905 m sK1 (750 8C) suppressed glaze formation with only a patchy, unstable glaze forming on the Stellite 6 counterface and an absence of glaze development on the Nimonic 80A sample (the Nimonic 80A surface was covered with at most, a very thinly smeared layer of oxide). The high levels of oxide debris generated at 0.905 m sK1 instead acted as a loose abrasive assisting wear of especially the Nimonic 80A. This behaviour was attributed to a change in oxide chemistry (due to the dominance of nickel and chromium oxides generated from the Nimonic 80A) resulting in poor oxide sintering characteristics, in combination with increased mobility and reduced residency of the oxide debris at 0.905 m sK1.

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Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Materials Analysis and Research Services
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Depositing User: Quanshun Luo
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2010 08:45
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 12:47

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