High temperature tribological behaviour of borided surfaces based on the phase structure of the boride layer

Huseyin Cimenoglu*, Erdem Atar, Amir Motallebzadeh

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Abstract

This study focuses on the high temperature tribological behaviour of the boride layers generated on 4140 steel by pack boriding process. Boriding at 750 and 800°C resulted in a single phase (Fe2B) boride layer, while a dual phase (Fe2B+FeB) boride layer was developed at 850 and 900°C. Sliding wear tests conducted by rubbing an alumina ball revealed that single and dual-phase boride layers exhibited almost similar tribological performances and superior wear resistances at room temperature. With increasing testing temperature, boride layers exhibited different wear behaviours depending on their phase structure so that, dual phase boride layer yielded better wear resistance than single phase boride layer, especially at the testing temperature of 300°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-158
Number of pages7
JournalWear
Volume309
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Diffusion treatments
  • High temperature
  • Sliding wear
  • Steel
  • Thermal effects
  • Wear testing

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