Microstructural characteristics of electric discharge alloyed layers on spheroidal graphite cast iron with different electrode materials

Hung Mao Lin, Truan Sheng Lui

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Abstract

In this study, electrical discharge alloying (EDA) is used to modify the surface of ferritic spheroidal graphite cast iron. Under the conditions of fixed EDA parameters and variable elements (i.e., electrode materials Fe75 mass%Si, Al, Ni, Mg and Cr), these alloying elements are dissolved in substrate. Then, the effects of alloying with different alloying elements on the EDAed layers are investigated. Experimental results reveal that the Mg electrode has produced the thickest EDAed layer while the Cr electrode has produced a thinner layer. Additionally, EPMA/ mapping is also used to analyze the distribution of different elements in their respective EDAed layers and X-ray diffraction is used to analyze the phase compositions of these layers. The results of hardness tests reveal that the EDAed layer with Cr has the highest hardness value. This may be related to the formation of carbides that contain Cr in the layer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1184-1190
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Transactions
Volume53
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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