Effect of carbon addition on tribological properties of Fe-Al alloys

S. M. Zhu, K. Shibata, X. S. Guan, K. Iwasaki

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The effect of carbon addition on tribological properties of a series of Fe-Al alloys was discussed. The addition of carbon in Fe-Al alloys resulted into the formation of Fe3AlC0.5 or graphite in the matrix, depending on the Al content. The tribological properties of high carbon Fe-Al alloys were compared with those of cast iron. Optical micrographs of the carbon-added Fe-Al alloys after homogenizing treatment were also presented. The addition of carbon was found to be effective in improving the room-temperature tribological properties of Fe-Al alloys, but had negative effect on the tribological properties at elevated temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1292-1295
Number of pages4
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes

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