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Abrasive-Erosive Wear of Thermally Sprayed Coatings from Experimental and Commercial Cr3C2-Based Powders

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2020–2029
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Thermal Spray Technology
Issue number8
Early online date13 Sep 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


In this paper, high-velocity oxy-fuel sprayed coatings from experimental Cr3C2-Ni powder produced by mechanically activated thermal synthesis and disintegrator milling are compared with coatings from commercial Cr3C2-NiCr powder under room- and elevated-temperature abrasive-erosive wear (AEW) conditions. In a room-temperature AEW test, the coating made from the experimental powder had wear rates that were 1.1-5.3 times higher than the coating from the commercial powder; this difference was the lowest at the highest impact velocity (80 m s−1). Under AEW tests at elevated temperature (300 and 550 °C), the coating made from the experimental powder exhibited wear rates that were 1.2-2.8 times higher in comparison with that made from the commercial powder, but this difference was smaller under an oblique impact angle (30°) and higher temperature conditions. The reasons for the lower resistance against AEW of the coating made from the experimental powder were found to be its lower ability to resist plastic indentation and deformation as well as lower indentation fracture toughness at room temperature, weaker bonding between the matrix and reinforcement and probably lower mechanical properties as well as unfavourable residual stresses at elevated temperatures.


  • abrasive-erosive wear, CrC-based cermet, elevated temperature, mechanically activated thermal synthesis, room temperature, thermal spraying

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