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Slurry Erosion–Corrosion of Bimodal Complex Concentrated Alloy Composite Cladding
Published in Wiley-VCH Verlag
Volume: 22
Issue: 12
Herein, bimodal-reinforced AlCoCrFeNi complex concentrated alloy composite cladding on stainless steel 316L substrate using microwave hybrid processing is synthesized. Detailed microstructural analysis of the claddings shows the presence of cellular structure A2 (disordered BCC) with intermetallics (B2 (ordered BCC) and σ phases) at the intercellular regions. The presence of Cr23C6 is also observed for the reinforced claddings due to the dissociation of the SiC particles. The bimodal-reinforced cladding shows the highest hardness (in excess of 800 HV) and fracture toughness (≈12 MPa√m), followed by micro- and nanocomposite claddings. Under slurry erosion condition, the bimodal composite cladding exhibits 10 times better erosion resistance than stainless steel 316L and nonreinforced cladding (1.5–2 times), respectively, at oblique angle followed by nano- and microreinforced unimodal counterparts. The outstanding performance of the bimodal composite cladding under both test conditions is related to higher hardness, fracture toughness, and resistance to plastic deformation. The detailed analysis of the eroded samples shows microcutting and ploughing as a dominant mechanism at an oblique angle while platelets, cracks, and microindents being the contributing factors for erosion at the normal impact angle. © 2020 Wiley-VCH GmbH
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