A Study on Microhardness, Microstructure and Wear Properties of Plasma Transferred Arc Hardfaced Structural Steel with Titanium Carbide


The Plasma Transferred Arc (PTA) hardfacing allows for homogeneous refined microstructure, low distortion and dilution resulting on enhanced surface properties when compared to hardfacing by conventional welding processes. This paper deals with PTA surfacing of a structural steel with a consumable containing TiC. TiC is a very hard refractory material finding increasing usage for wear resistance application. The composition and amount of heat input evidently affect the microstructure and properties of the hardfacing. The microstructure and microhardness of PTA hardfaced structural steel with TiC were investigated at different heat input conditions across the various zones. The influence of hardfacing parameters on the resulting microstructure, microhardness and wear resistance performance was evaluated. Wear resistance of the hardfaced surface was increased significantly.

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Sivaramakrishnan, B. and Nadarajan, M. (2014) A Study on Microhardness, Microstructure and Wear Properties of Plasma Transferred Arc Hardfaced Structural Steel with Titanium Carbide. Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, 2, 160-168. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2014.23020.

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