Ni3Al-based Intermetallic Alloys as A New Type of High-Temperature and Wear-Resistant Materials
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2007
Some intermetallics as high-temperature wear-resistant materials attracted attention of material researchers due to their intrinsic long-range ordered crystalline structures with strong oriented atomic bonding. In the group, Ni3Al-based intermetallic alloys are especially interesting for certain tribological applications. In this work, the wear-behaviour of an existed Ni3Al-based alloy, 77.7Ni-9.8Al-11.5Fe-0.5Mn-0.5Ti-0.1B in weight percentage, and its composites reinforced by Cr3C2-particles were studied, and related to their microstructures. HIPing and casting processes were applied for preparing the materials. Wear-rate of the testing materials under different loads and their scuffing resistance were measured by Pin-on-Disk method. The tested materials were analysed by SEM, EDS, and XRD techniques. The results revealed that the single phase Ni3Al-based alloy showed a reasonable wear-resistance, compared to a duplex microstructure. And, the investigation also indicated that the hard Cr-carbide played a positive role on tribological intermetallics, especially for reducing the wear-rate.