Influence of High Current Pulsed Electron Beam (HCPEB) Treatment on Wear Resistance of Hypereutectic Al-17.5Si and Al-20Si Alloys
The paper reports an analysis of the effect of high current pulsed electron beam(HCPEB) on microstructure transformations and wear resistance of hypereutectic Al-Si alloys. HCPEB treatment with 2.5 J /cm2 energy density leads to the formation of “halo” centered on primary Si, composition homogeneity, the formation of supersaturated solid solution of Al and grain refinement of top melted surface layer. The wear resistance of 15 pulse-treated Al-17.5Si and Al-20Si alloys is drastically improved by a factor of 6.5 and 2, respectively. The increase of hardness in modified surface layer has a positive effect on wear of hypereutectic Al-Si alloys.
Yi Tan and Dongying Ju
Y. Hao et al., "Influence of High Current Pulsed Electron Beam (HCPEB) Treatment on Wear Resistance of Hypereutectic Al-17.5Si and Al-20Si Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 675-677, pp. 693-696, 2011