Friction and the development of hard alloy surface microstructures during wear

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Investigations of wear in sliding friction of WC-Hadfield steel hard alloy against cast tool steel have been carried out in a broad range of velocities and pressure values. Structural and phase composition variations have been revealed. Friction-affected zone was found to be 450 μm in depth. Structural γ→ α, γ→ epsi; transformation regions are located within 100 μm of the surface. These transformations contributed to the total solid solution deformation hardening.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-742
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Engineering and Performance
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1997



  • Friction transformations
  • WC-Co
  • WC-Ni
  • Wear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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