Title: Study the influence of case hardening and sliding wear parameters on carburised AISI 1211 steel

Authors: P. Padmanabhan; A. Arulbrittoraj; R. Srinivasan; G. Ebenezer

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, VV College of Engineering, Tisaiyanvilai – 627 657, Tuticorin District, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, SACS M.A.V.M.M. Engineering College, Madurai-625 301, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, RVS College of Engineering and Technology, Dindigul – 624005, Tamil Nadu, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, SACS M.A.V.M.M. Engineering College, Madurai – 625 301, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: The influence of sliding wear parameters and case hardening parameter on carburised AISI 1211 steel have been investigated using Taguchi technique. The carburising and sliding wear parameters are considered as input parameters and the weight loss is considered as the response for conducting experiments. The signal to noise ratio and analysis of variance are applied to examine the degree of influence of selected parameters on the sliding wear. The experimental results revealed that carburising temperature has a significant effect on wear followed by the applied load. Regression analysis is employed to develop a prediction model for weight loss. The scanning electron microscope (SEM) images exhibit that the case depth varies between 28 microns and 92 microns and it follows the parabolic law. The hardness of the case varies between 613 Hv0.05 and 746 Hv0.05 with increase in temperature. The wear track images and wear coefficient (k) values show that the adhesive wear is the dominant wear mechanism.

Keywords: sliding wear; pack carburising; analysis of variance; ANOVA; Taguchi methods; case hardening; carburised steel; AISI 1211 steel; adhesive wear; weight loss; signal to noise ratio; SNR; carburising temperature; applied load.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSURFSE.2016.079040

International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering, 2016 Vol.10 No.5, pp.415 - 431

Received: 16 Jan 2015
Accepted: 11 Jul 2015

Published online: 10 Sep 2016 *

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