Influence of pulverized palm kernel and egg shell additives on the hardness, coefficient of friction and microstructure of grey cast iron material for advance applications

Enesi Y. Salawu, Oluseyi O. Ajayi, Anthony Inegbenebor, Stephen Akinlabi, Esther Akinlabi

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Abstract

Previous studies showed the effects of organic carbon on the mechanical properties of alloys. However, the mechanisms of graphite films formation have not been given due attention. In the present study, diffusion of carbon content via heat treatment process to produce graphite films is presented using microstructure. Consequently, the graphite films formed a protective layer on the heat treated metals which cause hardness increase and in turn improved the wear resistance of the heat treated material due to reduced coefficient of friction. The excellent tribological properties of carburized grey cast iron showed the potentials of palm kernel and egg shell for advance material modifications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100025
JournalResults in Engineering
Volume3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019

Keywords

  • COF
  • Cast iron
  • Hardness
  • Microstructure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering

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