Effect of the Carbon Content on the Abrasive Wear Behavior in Ductile Cast Irons

Luis Iván Negrín Hernández, Eduardo Alberto Peréz Ruiz, Oscar Javier Araque De Los Ríos, Nelson Cárdenas Olivier, Acácio Figueirêdo Neto

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In the present work, a comparative study is carried out to
determine the resistance to abrasion of three types of cast
irons. These materials are produced in the company Plant
Mechanics of Santa Clara, taking for this study those of
greater production, which are known as Fe 15, Fe 20 and Fe
30. A characterization of them is carried out, which includes
chemical analysis, hardness measurement and structural
analysis. To carry out the test, the method established in the
ASTM G 65 standard known as the dry sand-rubber wheel is
used. Method B of this standard is used, which has as working
parameters the application of a force of 130 N, 2000
revolutions of the rubber wheel and a linear distance of 1436
meters. Finally, it is concluded that the highest resistance to
abrasive wear coincides with the highest percentage of carbon
and with the highest hardness of Fe 30.
Original languageEnglish
Article number12(8) 2019
Pages (from-to)1332-1334
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Research and Technology
Issue number8
StatePublished - 31 Aug 2019

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