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International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering

International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering (IJSurfSE)

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International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering (4 papers in press)

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  • The Effect of Powder-Pack Aluminizing on The Corrosion Performance of FeCoGx Low Entropy Alloys   Order a copy of this article
    by Mehmet Küçükilhan, Ersan Mertgenç, Fatih Çolak 
    Abstract: Non-reinforced, 3% and 5% nano graphene reinforced FeCo alloy was produced by powder metallurgy and TIG melting methods, and the coating was made using the pack aluminising method. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and microhardness measurements were used in characterisation processes. Co7Fe3Al10, Co2Al5, FeCoAl, FeAl, Fe2Al5, Al2O3 phases were detected on the coated sample surfaces. The coating layer thicknesses were obtained between 86
    Keywords: FeCo alloy; graphene; low entropy alloy; pack aluminising; corrosion.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJSURFSE.2024.10062553
  • Characteristics of rolling interface lubrication considering contact topography variation based on fractal theory   Order a copy of this article
    by Huajie Wu, Qiaoyi Wang, Laihua Tao 
    Abstract: This paper investigates the lubrication characteristics of line contact in the rolling interface, and applies the predictive method of surface roughness deformation amplitude. Based on the data of the surface roughness of the strip, an initial profile function of the rolling interface is constructed by the Weierstrass-Mandelbrot function. By incorporating the rolling lubrication model and modifying relevant algorithms, the oil pressure reference factor and film thickness reference factor are introduced to study the relationship between rolling load, rolling speed, reduction ratio, and the lubrication characteristics of the deformed surface roughness of the rolling strip. The research results show that there is a pressure peak appears at the inlet, and the oil film thickness exhibits a wedge shape in the work zone. Considering surface roughness deformation results in significant differences, with the oil pressure reference factor increasing by approximately 24% and the film thickness reference factor increasing by about 2.9 times.
    Keywords: fractal theory; roughness deformation; rolling interface; lubricating oil film; oil film pressure.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJSURFSE.2024.10063005
  • Experimental Investigation on the Effect of Rice Straw Reinforcement on the Wear Properties of Polymer Composite   Order a copy of this article
    by Abhishek Madival, Deepak D, Raviraj Shetty 
    Abstract: Most of the agro-wastes generated are either burnt or discarded in the open environment causing environmental pollution. Recently, agro-wastes are popularly considered for polymer reinforcement to develop natural composites for various industrial applications. Therefore, in this study, a natural composite material is fabricated using rice straw and its tribological properties are evaluated using the pin-on-disk machine. The experimental study revealed that adding rice straw fibre improved the wear resistance of epoxy material. The composite with a maximum rice straw concentration of 60 wt.% showed the lowest specific wear rate (WS) of 1.019
    Keywords: rice straw; natural composite; polymers; specific wear rate; pin-on-disk.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJSURFSE.2024.10063909
  • Corrosion Characteristics of Electro-Codeposited Coatings on Al-Mg-Si Alloy as Aluminium Conductors in Automotive Application   Order a copy of this article
    by Vincent Tau, Patricia Popoola, Modupeola Dada 
    Abstract: Al-Mg-Si alloys, commonly used in automotive applications, are susceptible to corrosion, causing decreased conductivity, increased electrical resistance and premature failure. Nonetheless, due to their increased hardness and resistance to corrosion and wear, metal matrix Ni-Cu/In coatings enhanced with nanoparticles are used in a wide range of engineering applications. The results of the investigation via electrocodeposition showed that the Ni-5Cu-3. In ternary coating presented outstanding corrosion resistance properties with a high potential and low current density as compared to the substrate. The corrosion potential Ecorr and current density Icorr for the 3 wt.% In changed from
    Keywords: Ni-Cu/In coatings; electrodeposition; corrosion mechanism.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJSURFSE.2024.10063910