Wear behaviour at 600°C of surface engineered low-alloy steel containing TiC particles

A. N. Md Idriss, M.A. Maleque, I. I. Yaacob, R. M. Nasir, S. Mridha, T. N. Baker

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The work aimed to develop surfaces that could resist wear at high temperatures, thus achieving a prolonged component life. Surface modification of a low-alloy steel by incorporating TiC particles has been undertaken by melting the surface using a tungsten inert gas torch. The dry sliding wear behaviour at 600°C of the original and modified surfaces was compared. Microscopic examination of both surfaces showed glazed layers across the wear tracks, with differing amounts of oxide and homogeneity. Extensive wear occurred on the steel surface, which showed deformation of the wear scar tracks and a steadily increased friction coefficient. The TiC addition reduced the wear loss, coinciding with a glazed layer 33% thinner than that on the low-alloy steel sample.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Science and Technology
Early online date18 Apr 2017
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 Apr 2017


  • tungsten inert gas torch
  • low alloy steel
  • titanium carbide particles
  • high temperature wear
  • dry sliding
  • oxide layer


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