Effect of Boriding on the Mechanical Properties of AISI 1045 Steel
Some mechanical properties of AISI 1045 borided steels were estimated in the present work. The boriding process was carried out by the powder pack method at 950°C with 8 h of treatment. The fatigue strength on borided notched specimens was evaluated with rotating bending tests (R=1) considering a stress concentration factor (Kt) of 2.53. Likewise, the presence of residual stresses in boride layers was established by the XRD technique. The Daimler-Benz Rockwell C test was used, also, to estimate the strength adhesion of the coated system. The results show a decrease in the fatigue strength of AISI borided steels due to the presence of high porosity in the layers. Finally, the Rockwell-C adhesion test showed no coating failure for the boride layer.
Alexander Balankin, José Martínez Trinidad and Orlando Susarrey Huerta
G. Rodríguez-Castro et al., "Effect of Boriding on the Mechanical Properties of AISI 1045 Steel", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 65, pp. 63-68, 2009