The effect of particles in different sizes on the mechanical properties of spray formed steel composites

Kenneth Petersen, A. S. Pedersen, N. Pryds, Knud Aage Thorsen, J. L. List

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    The main objective of the work was to investigate the effect of addition of ceramic particles with different size distributions on the mechanical properties, e.g. wear resistance and tensile strength, of spray formed materials. The experiments were carried out in a spray-forming unit at Risø National Laboratory, Denmark, where composites with a low alloyed boron steel (0.2 wt.% carbon) matrix containing alumina particles were produced. A comparison between cast hot-rolled material without particles, spray formed material without particles and the spray formed composites with an average ceramic particle size of 46 and 134 μm were carried out with respect to their mechanical properties e.g. wear resistance and tensile strength. It was found that the addition of Al2O3 particles to the steel improves its wear properties and reduces the elongation and tensile strength of the material, but the material still showed good ductility. The composite material was also forged and showed good forgeability.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalMaterials Science & Engineering: A
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)40-50
    Publication statusPublished - 2000


    • Spray forming
    • Spray deposition
    • Composite materials
    • Mechanical properties

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