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Author Roliński, E. ♦ Konieczny, A. ♦ Sharp, G.
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer US
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2009
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword cast irons ♦ gas nitrocarburizing ♦ heat treating ♦ plasma nitrocarburizing ♦ surface engineering ♦ surface roughness ♦ Engineering Design ♦ Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk ♦ Tribology, Corrosion and Coatings ♦ Materials Science ♦ Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
Abstract Two cast irons, pearlitic-ferritic gray and ferritic ductile, were plasma and gas nitrocarburized at the same temperature and for the same processing time to produce a compound zone of about 10-14 μm thick. It was demonstrated that both processes caused changes in the surface roughness of the irons, and the most dramatic increase of roughness was observed after gas nitrocarburizing of the gray cast iron. It was shown that the primary reason that the results were not the same is the difference in the nitriding mechanism. Significant penetration of the surface voids and imperfections between the graphite particles and the metallic matrix by ammonia molecules led to the formation of a locally thicker compound zone and a bulging of the metallic matrix above the surface. This phenomenon did not occur in the plasma process and as a result the surface changes were much smaller than in the gas process.
ISSN 10599495
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-01-23
Publisher Place Boston
e-ISSN 15441024
Journal Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance
Volume Number 18
Issue Number 8
Page Count 8
Starting Page 1052
Ending Page 1059


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