Effect of Particular Combinations of Quenching, Tempering and Carburization on Abrasive Wear of Low-Carbon Manganese Steels with Metastable Austenite
The effect of quenching from 900°C (20 min exposure) and different tempering in the 250-650°C (for 1 hour) interval, as well as additionally preliminary carburization for 8 hours at 930°C, followed by a similar heat treatment on abrasive and shock-abrasive wear of low-carbon manganese (10-24%Mn) steels, phase composition and mechanical properties was studied. It was confirmed that an increase in the manganese reduces the abrasive wear resistance and increases the impact-abrasive wear resistance. The expediency of carburization of low-carbon manganese steels is shown in order to obtain the residual austenite in the structure which amount and stability must be optimized in relation to specific abrasive impact characterized by the dynamic ratio with taking into account the chemical composition.
Dr. Denis Solovev
L.S. Malinov et al., "Effect of Particular Combinations of Quenching, Tempering and Carburization on Abrasive Wear of Low-Carbon Manganese Steels with Metastable Austenite", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 945, pp. 574-578, 2019