Effect of Carbon in Enhancing Wear Resistance of Atomized Ferrous Compact by Steam Treatment
Keywords:powder metallurgy, sintering, steam treatment, wear rate, micro hardness, XRD
Powder metallurgy compact of the composition Fe-C-Cu were prepared by compacting, sintering and steam treatment. Studies on surface morphology through Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM) equipped with Energy Dispersive Spectrometer (EDS), micro hardness by Vickers method and wear by pin-on-disk method for the steam treated specimen were reported. Characterization studies were done by Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope, Energy Dispersive Spectrometer and X-Ray Diffraction analysis. The result showed that the tribological properties of the steam treated specimen were greatly influenced by its % carbon, morphology, micro hardness and iron oxide content in the steam coatings.
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