Tribology Letters

, 67:100 | Cite as

Abrasive Wear Behavior and Its Relation with the Macro-indentation Fracture Toughness of an Fe-Based Super-Hard Hardfacing Deposit

  • Mohtasham Bahoosh
  • Hamid Reza ShahverdiEmail author
  • Amirreza Farnia
Original Paper


In this study, flux-cored arc welding was performed to deposit an Fe-based super-hard hardfacing whit 911 HV30 on an st37 substrate. The dry sand/rubber wheel abrasion test (ASTM G65) was performed to investigate the abrasive wear behavior of the hardfacing deposit and its average weight loss was measured to be 0.075 gr. The worn surface and cross sections of wear sample were studied by optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The results showed that the fracture behavior of the phases during abrasion testing is similar to their fracture behavior during macro-indentation fracture toughness testing investigated in the previous study (Bahoosh et al. in Eng Fail Anal 92:480–494,, 2018). Consequently, the micro-mechanisms of abrasion resistance associated with the fracture behavior of the phases such as the fragmentation of the primary \({\text{M}}_{7} \left({\text{CB}} \right)_{3}\) in the preferred direction and higher abrasion resistance of the core–rim-structured phases were determined.


Fe-based super-hard hardfacing Abrasive wear behavior Fracture mechanism ASTM-G65 Macro-indentation fracture toughness test 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohtasham Bahoosh
    • 1
  • Hamid Reza Shahverdi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Amirreza Farnia
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Materials EngineeringTarbiat Modares UniversityTehranIran
  2. 2.Department of Materials Engineering, Science and Research BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIran

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