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Effects of erodant particle shape and various heat treatments on erosion resistance of plain carbon steelErosion tests were conducted on 1045 steel samples which had been subjected to different heat treatments. The weight of material removed upon erosion with glass beads and crushed glass was measured. The data show that there is no correlation between hardness and erosion resistance. The erosion rate was strongly dependent on the shape of erodant particles, being an order of magnitude higher for erosion with crushed glass than with glass beads. Heat treatment had a profound effect on the erosion resistance when the erodant particles were glass beads but little or no effect when the particles were crushed glass. It is thus concluded that different mechanisms of material removal are involved with these two erodants. This conclusion is supported by the surface morphology of annealed 1045 steel samples which had been eroded by these two types of erodant particles. SEM micrographs of the eroded surfaces show that for erosion with glass beads it is deformation induced fracture of surface layers.
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Salik, J.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Buckley, D. H.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1981
Subject Category
Metallic Materials
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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