Effect of low-temperature nitriding on impact-sliding wear behavior of an austenitic stainless steel at room and sub-zero temperatures

Tufan Gumuslu, Mertcan Kaba, Erdem Atar, Huseyin Cimenoglu*

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The role of the S-phase layer formed after low-temperature nitriding on the wear resistance of a 17Cr-10Ni-2Mo stainless steel at room and sub-zero temperatures was investigated by using an impact-sliding wear tester, simulating the progress of surface degradation on engineering components under dynamic loading. While the as-received samples suffered from plasticity-dominated wear, surface cracking was dominant for the nitrided samples. Both of the samples exhibited lower wear rates with decreasing test temperature. The highest contact pressure employed (3 GPa) caused spallation of the ∼3 µm thick S-phase layer at room temperature, unlike sub-zero temperature. Under this highest contact pressure, the thicker S-phase layer (∼6 µm) remained intact with the substrate and provided good protection against wear at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number108560
JournalTribology International
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2023

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The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey is acknowledged for their support for the construction of the impact-sliding wear tester used in this study in the scope of TEYDEB-5160013 project. Authors would like to express their appreciation to Dr. F. Muhaffel for his technical support and Mr. A. Nazım for his assistance during SEM studies. As the corresponding author, I hereby confirmed that the submitted article titled “Effect of Low-Temperature Nitriding on Impact-Sliding Wear Behavior of an Austenitic Stainless Steel at Room and Sub-Zero Temperatures” has been prepared from the M.Sc. Thesis of my student Mr. T. Gumuslu. The article is completely original and has not been published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.

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Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştırma KurumuTEYDEB-5160013


    • Austenitic stainless steel
    • Impact-sliding wear
    • Nitriding
    • Sub-zero temperature


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