Cavitation Wearing of the SUPERSTON Alloy after Laser Treatment at Cryogenic Conditions
The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the method of laser remelting at cryogenic conditions of the SUPERSTON alloy and its influence on microstructure and cavitation wearing. The cavitation test was performed using the rotating disc facility in IPM PAN Gdansk. During the cavitation test, the mass loss of the material with different parameters of laser remelting was determined. Surface and cross-section microstructure of the SUPERSTON alloy after laser treatment and cavitation test were observed by scanning electron microscope. The cavitation resistance of the remelted SUPERSTON alloy was approximately 40% higher in comparison to the base material.
Andrejus H. Marcinkevičius and Algirdas V.Valiulis
B. Majkowska and W. Serbiński, "Cavitation Wearing of the SUPERSTON Alloy after Laser Treatment at Cryogenic Conditions", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 165, pp. 306-309, 2010