Evaluation of Cavitation Erosion Behavior of Commercial Steel Grades Used in the Design of Fluid Machinery.

Hadfield, M., Tzanakis, I., Eskin, D. and Bolzoni, L., 2017. Evaluation of Cavitation Erosion Behavior of Commercial Steel Grades Used in the Design of Fluid Machinery. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 48 (5), pp. 2193-2206.

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DOI: 10.1007/s11661-017-4004-2

Abstract

The erosion response under cavitation of different steel grades was assessed by studying the erosion rate, the volume removal, the roughness evolution, and the accumulated strain energy. A 20 kHz ltrasonic transducer with a probe diameter of 5 mm and peak-to-peak amplitude of 50 lm was deployed in distilled water to induce damage on the surface of commercial chromium and carbon steel samples. After a relatively short incubation period, cavitation induced the formation of pits, cracks, and craters whose features strongly depended on the hardness and composition of the tested steel. AISI 52100 chromium steel showed the best performance and is, therefore, a promising design candidate for replacing the existing fluid machinery materials that operate within potential cavitating environments.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1543-1940
Uncontrolled Keywords:Erosion; Cavitation; Machinery
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:27763
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:08 Mar 2017 11:41
Last Modified:16 May 2017 13:50

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