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Effect of toughening Fe2B by the addition of tungsten on the wear resistance of Fe–B–C alloy

Zhifu Huang, Li Chang, Zhiwei Liu and Qiaoling Zheng


With an increase in the addition of W, the morphology and volume percentage of Fe2B show no obvious variation. Although an increase in the hardness of the alloy has a beneficial effect on improving wear resistance, toughening Fe2B by the addition of W has a more helpful role in the wear resistance of Fe–B–C alloy in this study. The weight loss of Fe–B–C alloy with the addition of 2.04 wt.% W can be decreased by more than 47 % of that of the alloy without added W.

*Correspondence address, Dr. Huang Zhifu, State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Xi'an Jiaotong University, 28 Xianning West Road, Xi'an, Shanxi Province 710049, P. R. China, Tel.: +862982665479, Fax: +862982665479, E-mail:


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Received: 2016-12-07
Accepted: 2017-02-17
Published Online: 2017-05-04
Published in Print: 2017-05-15

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