Papers by Author: A. Devaraju

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Authors: A. Devaraju, A. Elayaperumal, S. Venugopal, Satish V. Kailas, J. Alphonsa
Abstract: The tribological properties of Plasma Nitrided (PN) rings were examined in high vacuum environment (1.6 x 10-4bar) at 25°C, 200°C and 400°C. The high vacuum based pin on disc tribometer was used for this investigation. The two different sliders namely austenitic stainless steel type AISI 316LN (316LN) pin and Nickel based alloy coated (Colmonoy) pin have been used. The tribological parameters such as friction coefficient, wear mechanism and wear rate have been evaluated. The PN 316LN rings exhibits excellent wear resistance against 316 LN pin and Colmonoy pin at all temperatures. However, the PN 316LN ring vs Colmonoy pin pair shows better wear resistance than PN 316LN ring vs 316 LN pin pair. Whereas the untreated 316 LN ring vs 316 LN pin pair exhibits the combination strong adhesion and plastic deformation wear mechanism.
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Authors: A. Devaraju, A. Elayaperumal
Abstract: Austenitic stainless steel type AISI 316LN (316LN SS) material has been nitrided by three different nitride techniques such as Sursulf, Gas and Plasma nitriding. The 316LN SS samples have been prepared with two different surface roughnesses. The effects of surface roughness on nitriding with respect to formation of coating, case depth, increase in surface hardness and coating adhesion strength have been evaluated. The coating thickness was high for mirror polished samples than ground samples for all nitriding techniques. The coating thickness was very high (76.5µm) for plasma nitrided (PN) mirror polished sample and thin (22.5µm) & uneven for Sursulf Nitrided (SSN) ground sample. However, the SSN sample produces high surface hardness and good adhesion strength than PN. The Gas nitided (GN) sample produces the moderate result between SSN and PN.
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