Effect of SiC addition on mechanical and wear characteristics of WC-32(W-Ti)C-6Co cemented carbides

Albdiry, M. T. and Yousif, B. F. (2014) Effect of SiC addition on mechanical and wear characteristics of WC-32(W-Ti)C-6Co cemented carbides. International Journal of Precision Technology, 4 (1/2). pp. 110-121. ISSN 1755-2060

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The effect of silicon carbide (SiC) addition on mechanical and wear properties of cemented carbides was investigated in this study. Different percentages (1-7 wt.%) of SiC were added to the cemented carbides mixture of WC/32 wt. % (Ti-W) C/6 wt.% Co. The microstructural characteristics of the developed materials was identified using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Rockwell-A macrohardness (HRA), Vickers microhardness (Hv) as well as transverse rupture strength (TRS) were measured. The experimental results revealed that inserting SiC inclusion into the cemented carbides is found to be useless for two reasons. First, the microstructure of the developed carbides has more aggregations of largely contiguous SiC grains led to presence of rich/poor regions and consequently poor compatibility between carbides and the binder. Second, all properties of the cemented carbides greatly declined with the addition of SiC particles.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2014 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2015 01:45
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2017 05:25
Uncontrolled Keywords: microstructure; SiC inserts; silicon carbide; mechanical properties; wear resistance; cemented carbides; Rockwell-A macrohardness; Vickers microhardness; transverse rupture strength; TRS
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering > 091011 Precision Engineering
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091309 Tribology
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091207 Metals and Alloy Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1504/IJPTECH.2014.060611
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25042

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