Investigations on wear and liquid metal corrosion behavior of aluminized IN-RAFMS

Bhaskar Paul*, K. Raju, M. Vadsola, Murthy Tammana, J. Kishor, P. Arora, P. Chakraborty, K. Singh, S. Majumdar, V. Kain

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Friction and wear properties of the pack aluminized IN-RAFMS were studied at different loads and frequencies under reciprocative sliding, using a counterbody of cemented tungsten carbide (WC-Co) and hardened steel ball. The value of COF and specific wear rate were measured as 0.6 and 4.5 × 10−5 mm3/N-m, respectively at 20 N load and 10 Hz frequency, for the as-coated aluminized IN-RAFMs using WC-Co counterbody. Optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) coupled with energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) were used to analyze the wear mechanism and chemistry of debris. Abrasive wear was the main mechanism identified for uncoated steel, while tribo-oxidation was found to be the main wear mechanism for aluminized steel. A finite element (FE) model was developed to predict thermal stress and coating integrity in coating interface during thermal cycling. The aluminized RAFMS having Fe2Al5 phase as the coating layer was found to be corrosion resistant in static lead-lithium eutectic and showed promising compatibility when tested at 500 °C for 500 h.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-214
Number of pages11
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Early online date17 Feb 2018
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018


  • Coefficient of friction
  • FeAl
  • Liquid metal corrosion
  • Pack cementation
  • RAFM steel
  • Wear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering


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