HVOF Coating of Inconel 625 Blended with WC: Fracture Toughness Measurement
HVOF coating finds application in industry to protect the surface from the harsh environments such as high temperature, corrosion, and abrasion. In the present study, HVOF coating consisting of Inconel 625 powders blended with WC particles and sprayed on to 304 steel is carried out. The mechanical properties, such as elastic modules and fracture toughness, of the resulting coating are determined using the indentation tests. The influence of the mass fraction of WC on the fracture toughness and elastic modulus of the coating are also examined. It is found that addition of WC particles in Inconel 625 powder enhances the fracture toughness of the resulting surface. This is attributed to increased elastic modules and hardness.
M.S.J. Hashmi, S. Mridha and S. Naher
Z.Y. Al-Taha et al., "HVOF Coating of Inconel 625 Blended with WC: Fracture Toughness Measurement", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 264-265, pp. 1972-1981, 2011