Solid Particle Erosion Behavior of Cast CY5SnBiM at Room Temperature

  • T. Aravind NagarajEmail author
  • S. P. Kumaresh Babu
  • A. Vallimanalan
  • S. A. Srinivasan
  • R. Mahendran
Original Contribution


Nickel-based superalloys are used widely in the critical areas of applications such as aerospace, marine, power and many process industries. In this study, solid particle erosion behavior of cast nickel-based CY5SnBiM was analyzed at room temperature. The velocity and angle of the study were set to 59 m/s, 92 m/s and 124.137 m/s, and 30°, 45°, 60° and 90°, respectively; this resembles the exact industrial valve applications. Macrographs were taken to identify the wear scar of material at different angles and different velocities. X-ray diffraction (XRD) was carried out on the material to observe the nature of precipitates. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was carried out to identify the plowing action on the material by the erodent in the case of lower angle due to ductile nature of the material. In the case of higher angle, it develops deep pits and craters due to rebounding of erodent particles.


CY5SnBiM Casting Mechanisms Solid particle erosion SEM 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Aravind Nagaraj
    • 1
    Email author
  • S. P. Kumaresh Babu
    • 1
  • A. Vallimanalan
    • 1
  • S. A. Srinivasan
    • 1
  • R. Mahendran
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringNITTrichyIndia

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