Novel Surface Treat Technology for Improving Wear-Resistant Properties of Cylinder Liner
In order to solve the problem of wear-out–failure of diesel engine cylinder, the laser-quenching and low temperature ion sulfurizing complex surface treatment technology was operated on the surface of 42MnCr52 steel. And the tribological properties of the complex layer were investigated。Experimental results indicated that the complex layer is composed of soft surface sulphide layer and sub-surface laser-quenching harden layer, represents excellent friction-reduction and wear-resistance performance at high temperature. The synergistic effect of the laser quenching-sulphide layer resulted in 20% increase in hardness, 10% reduction in friction coefficient and 50% reduction in wear weight loss, respectively, compared with those of the standard samples. The bench-test further demonstrated that this technology can improve the lubricating condition between cylinder and piston ring, and reduce both abnormity wear when the lubricating oil is deficiency at the time of start-up and sticking wear at high temperature during the operating period, and then prolong the service life of engine.
Z. H. Cai et al., "Novel Surface Treat Technology for Improving Wear-Resistant Properties of Cylinder Liner", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 168-170, pp. 2387-2390, 2011