Dry Sliding Wear Test on Borided AISI 1018 Steel Under Pin-on-Disc Configuration

A. Sánchez-Islas, J. Martínez-Trinidad, I. Campos-Silva, U. Figueroa-López, J. Martínez-Londoño, R. A. García-León

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New results about the influence of a small iron borided layer (~ 36 µm) obtained by the powder-pack boriding process (PPBP) and diffusion annealing post-process (DAP) were evaluated. Dry sliding wear tests on PPBP, PPBP + DAP and untreated AISI 1018 steel were performed under the pin-on-disc configuration, and balls of Al2O3 and WC were used as a counterpart at different sliding distances. Also, the contact pressures of the layer/substrate system were evaluated using the finite element model with the aid of the ABAQUS software. The results showed that the Al2O3 ball presented the major coupling (ball-disc), and the PPBP + DAP reduces the specific wear rate around ~ 304 times related to the untreated AISI 1018 steel to 500 m under severe sliding conditions. Graphical Abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-199
Number of pages21
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2022


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