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Effects of Nitriding-Quenching and Carburizing-Quenching on Wear Properties of Industrial Pure Iron

Einfluss von Nitrieren-Abschrecken und Aufkohlen-Abschrecken auf die Verschleißeigenschaften von industriellem Reineisen
  • M. Aramaki , M. Kozin , K. Yoshida and O. Furukimi


The wear properties of industrial pure iron treated by nitriding-quenching and carburizing-quenching were investigated. Both the nitrogen martensite and carbon martensite produced by each treatment exhibited the same high degree of wear resistance. The results of sliding tests showed that the nano-indentation hardness near the surfaces of both samples had increased. The surface hardening of the nitrogen martensite was more noticeable than that of the carbon martensite. EBSD analysis revealed that plastic strain had been induced on a relatively large scale (around 20 μm) after sliding in the case of the nitrogen martensite. It was found that the high wear resistance of the nitrogen martensite led to strain hardening through the effect of the load applied in the sliding test.


Untersucht wurden die Verschleißeigenschaften von industriellem Reineisen, das mittels Nitrieren-Abschrecken und Aufkohlen-Abschrecken behandelt wurde. Das bei den jeweiligen Prozessen anfallende Stickstoffmartensit und Kohlenstoffmartensit wies die gleiche hohe Verschleißfestigkeit auf. Die Ergebnisse der Gleitversuche zeigten, dass die Nano-Eindruckhärte im oberflächennahen Bereich beider Proben zugenommen hatte. Die Oberflächenhärtung des Stickstoffmartensits war etwas stärker ausgeprägt als die des Kohlenstoffmartensits. Eine EBSD-Analyse ergab, dass im Falle des Stickstoffmartensits nach dem Gleiten eine plastische Verformung in einem relativ großen Maßstab (etwa 20 µm) stattfand. Es wurde festgestellt, dass die hohe Verschleißfestigkeit des Stickstoffmartensits durch die Einwirkung der im Gleitversuch aufgebrachten Belastung zu einer Kaltverfestigung führte.

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Published Online: 2018-06-14
Published in Print: 2018-06-13

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