Production of in situ Vanadium Carbide Particulate Reinforced Iron Matrix Composite

  • Jing WANG Key Laboratory of Mould & Die Technology of Sichuan Province Universities
  • Sijing FU Chengdu Technological University
Keywords: Fe-VC composite, microstructure, in situ synthesis, wear

Abstract

Vanadium carbide (VC) particulate reinforced Fe-based composite was produced using in situ synthesis technique. The effect of sintering temperature on the densification of Fe-VC composite was investigated. The wear resistance of Fe-VC composite was evaluated using pin-on-disk tests. The phases of Fe-VC composite were determined by X-ray diffraction analysis, and the microstructure of Fe-VC composite was characterized by scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The results show that the optimal sintering temperature is 1473 K; Fe-VC composite consists of VC phase and α- Fe phase; fine spherical VC particles distribute uniformly in iron matrix; and the composite possesses great wear-resistance.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ms.20.4.6445

Published
2014-12-11
Section
METALS, ALLOYS, COATINGS