Microstructure and wear behaviour of laser-induced thermite reaction Al2O3ceramic coatings on pure aluminum and AA7075 aluminum alloy

Kaijin Huang, Xin Lin, Changsheng Xie, Tai Man Yue

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Abstract

Wear-resistant laser-induced thermite reaction Al2O3ceramic coatings can be fabricated on pure Al and AA7075 aluminum alloy by laser cladding (one-step method) and laser cladding followed by laser re-melting (two-step method) using mixed powders CuO-Al-SiO2in order to improve the wear properties of aluminum and aluminum alloy, respectively. The microstructure of the coatings was characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The wear resistance of the coatings was evaluated under dry sliding wear test condition at room temperature. Owing to the presence of hard α-Al2O3and γ-Al2O3phases, the coatings exhibited excellent wear resistance. In addition, the wear resistance of the coatings fabricated by two-step method is superior to that of the coatings fabricated by one-step method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-94
Number of pages6
JournalJournal Wuhan University of Technology, Materials Science Edition
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2008

Keywords

  • Aluminum alloy
  • Laser cladding
  • Thermite reaction
  • Wear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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