A gradient surface produced by combined electroplating and incremental frictional sliding

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A Cu plate was first electroplated with a Ni layer, with a thickness controlled to be between 1 and 2 mu m. The coated surface was then deformed by incremental frictional sliding with liquid nitrogen cooling. The combined treatment led to a multifunctional surface with a gradient in strain, chemical content, microstructure, and hardness. The chemical profile was measured by glow-discharge optical emission spectroscopy, showing diffusion of Ni into the heavily deformed Cu layer to a depth of about 40 mu m. The microstructure and hardness were characterized and compared with a similarly processed Cu plate without Ni coating, showing a strong effect of the coated layer on the deformation. The experimental results are followed by an analysis of strengthening mechanisms and a discussion of the applicability of the new technique for increasing the durability and lifetime of components exposed to friction and wear, e.g. in wind turbines.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI O P Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event38th Risø International Symposium on Materials Science - Technical University of Denmark , Roskilde, Denmark
Duration: 4 Sep 20178 Sep 2017


Conference38th Risø International Symposium on Materials Science
LocationTechnical University of Denmark
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