Tribological performance of nano-structured WC reinforced Ni-based alloy HVOF coatings

Shun Hui Yao, Yan Liang Su, Wen Xian Gao, Kai Wen Zheng

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Nano-structured tungsten carbide reinforced Ni-based alloy coatings (40 wt.% WC) were prepared using high velocity oxygen-fuel spray (HVOF) method. The microstructure and phase compositions of the coatings were analyzed by means of scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction, while the micro-hardness and friction and wear behavior of the coatings were also evaluated using conventional micro-scale tungsten carbide reinforced Ni-based alloy coatings as a comparison. The two types of thermally sprayed Ni-based alloy coatings had the same phase compositions. However, as compared with the conventional tungsten carbide reinforced Ni-based alloy coatings, the WC particles in the nano-structured tungsten carbide reinforced Ni-based alloy coatings were relatively smaller in size and distributed evenly, which could account for the increase in the microhardness and wear resistance of the nano-structured tungsten carbide reinforced Ni-based alloy coatings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-38
Number of pages6
JournalMocaxue Xuebao/Tribology
Volume28
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Tribological performance of nano-structured WC reinforced Ni-based alloy HVOF coatings'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this