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CAVITATION EROSION RESISTANCE OF ACTIVE SCREEN-LOW TEMPERATURE PLASMA NITRIDED AISI 410 MARTENSITIC STAINLESS STEEL

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10.5151/1472-5836-25774

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AISI 410 martensitic stainless steel specimens were low temperature plasma nitrided at 400°C in a mixture of 75%N2:25%H2, during 20 h. Active screen technic was used to avoid any edge effect The nitrided case is composed of expanded martensite (a’N) and e-Fe3N iron nitride, whilst chromium nitride precipitation was avoided. Surface hardness reached 1275 HV0.01. The transverse microhardness profile shows a gentle hardness gradient with a NHT nitrided case depth of 28 µm. Nanoindentation tests were carried out in order to assess the hardness (H), the Young modulus (E), the H/E and H3/E2 ratios and the elastic recovery (We) of both nitrided and non-nitrided specimens. The cavitation erosion mass losses were measured as a function of exposure time. The results showed a decrease of 27 times of the mass loss compared to the non-nitride specimens. Wear rate decreased from 2.56 mg/h for the non-nitrided condition to 0.085 mg/h after nitriding. The increment in the elastic recovery and the higher hardness values are responsible for the greater cavitation erosion resistance exhibited by the expanded martensite. Such results showed that low temperature plasma nitriding and the formation of expanded martensite are effective to increase cavitation erosion resistance of AISI 410 stainless steel.

 

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Martensitic stainless steel; Cavitation erosion; Active screen plasma nitriding

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Luis Armando Espitia; Hanshan Dong; Xiao-Ying Li; Carlos Eduardo Pinedo; André Paulo Tschiptschin. CAVITATION EROSION RESISTANCE OF ACTIVE SCREEN-LOW TEMPERATURE PLASMA NITRIDED AISI 410 MARTENSITIC STAINLESS STEEL , p. 4145-4153. In: 2nd International Brazilian Conference on Tribology, Foz do Iguaçu - Brasil, 2014.
ISSN: - , DOI 10.5151/1472-5836-25774