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Effect of increased manganese addition and mould type on the slurry erosion characteristics of Cr-Mn iron systems

Sampathkumaran, P and Ranganathaiah, C and Seetharamu, S and Kishore, * (2008) Effect of increased manganese addition and mould type on the slurry erosion characteristics of Cr-Mn iron systems. In: Bulletin of Materials Science, 31 (7). pp. 1001-1006.

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The wear resistance of high chromium iron is well recorded. However, the same is not the case as regards the use of manganese at higher percentages in high chromium irons and its influence on wear behaviour. Hence, this work highlights the slurry wear characteristics of chromium 16–19%) iron following the introduction of manganese at two levels i.e. 5 and 10%. It is known that the wear properties are dictated by the microstructural features. To alter the structure, the cooling rate of casting has been varied by adopting two different types of moulds (i.e. sand and metal) and subsequently subjecting to thermal treatment. The as-cast and heat treated samples are examined for microstructure and then evaluated for hardness and slurry erosion properties. As the manganese content is increased from 5 to 10%, the hardness showed a decrease in value both in the as-cast and heat treated conditions. The slurry erosion loss, expectedly, showed an increase irrespective of the sample condition (i.e. mould type/heat treatment adopted). The findings are corroborated with the microstructural features obtained through optical and scanning electron microscopy.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Bulletin of Materials Science
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Chromium-manganese iron;As-cast;metal and sand moulds;heat;treated;slurry erosion;optical and scanning electron microscopy.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2010 06:50
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:56
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/26175

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