Investigating the Mechanical Property and Rolling Contact Fatigue Life of Diamond-Like Carbon Films on Bearing Steel
Microstructure and properties of plasma immersion ion implantation and deposition diamond-like carbon (DLC) films on bearing steel substrate were studied. Raman spectroscopy analysis indicates that PIII&D DLC consists of a mixture of amorphous and crystalline phases, with a variable ratio of sp2/sp3 carbon bonds, and the sp3 bonds content more than 10%. The nanohardness (H) and the elastic modulus (E) of DLC films measurement indicate that the maximum H (E) value is 40GPa (430GPa). The corrosion polarization curves prove that the corrosion resistance of DLC samples is much better than that of substrate. The friction and wear behaviors and rolling contact fatigue (RCF) life of these samples show that the friction coefficient decrease from 0.87 to 0.2; the L10 , L50 , La and L life of treated sample increases by 9.1, 3.2, 2.5 and 2.4 times, respectively. The RCF life scatter extent of treated samples is improved significantly.
Jitai NIU, Zuyan LIU, Cheng JIN and Guangtao Zhou
H. X. Liu et al., "Investigating the Mechanical Property and Rolling Contact Fatigue Life of Diamond-Like Carbon Films on Bearing Steel", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 575-578, pp. 990-995, 2008