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Processing of TiC-CNT hybrid composite coating on low alloy steel using TIG Torch technique

Maleque, Md. Abdul and Bello, K. A and Md Idriss, Ahmed Nazrin and Mirdha, S. (2013) Processing of TiC-CNT hybrid composite coating on low alloy steel using TIG Torch technique. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 378. pp. 259-264. ISSN 1660-9336

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In the present study, a surface layer of TiC-CNT hybrid compositecoating has been developed on low alloy steel (LAS) by using powder preplacement and tungsten inert gas (TIG) torch melting techniques.The weighed powder mixture with the content of 1.0 mg per millimeter square area and containing TiC- 4wt. % CNT particles was preplaced on LAS surfaces using a suitable binder and then melted under the TIG arc with an operating current of 100 A and energy input of 1440 J/mm. The microstructural and microhardness characteristics of the processed composites coating were analyzed using SEM, EDXand Vickers microhardness testers. Under the melting condition used in this investigation, the arc completely dissolved the composite powder mixture that resolidifiedinto a melt track with radial marks and smooth surfaces. Themelt cross sections were hemispherical in shape and produced 1 mm deep hard coating layer which were free from porosity and cracks. SEM micrographs TiC-CNT hybrid coated surface glazed at 100A consists of fineprecipitated TiC in form globular and cubic dendrites and this is the reason for hardness increment to an average of three times greater than that of substrate value. The result obtained indicated that TIG arc melting process is applicable to generate resolidified layer of precipitated TiC microstructure with uniformly distribution in the coating region.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6103/30828
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials of engineering and construction
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy > TN600 Metallurgy
T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS200 Metal manufactures. Metalworking
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Dr. Md Abdul Maleque
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2013 09:33
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2013 09:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/30828

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