Russian Metallurgy (Metally)

, Volume 2019, Issue 10, pp 981–985 | Cite as

Wear Resistance of the Surface Layers in Silumin after Electron-Beam Treatment

  • D. V. ZagulyaevEmail author
  • V. E. Gromov
  • S. V. Konovalov
  • A. M. Glezer
  • S. V. Panin
  • Yu. F. Ivanov

Abstract—The hardness and the tribological properties of the AK10M2N silumin subjected to irradiation by a high-energy pulsed electron beam with an energy density of 35 J/cm2 are studied. As compared to the as-cast state, the microhardness of the surface layers increases by ≈20% (up to ≈1.2 GPa), the friction coefficient decreases by a factor of ≈1.3 (down to 0.42), and the wear parameter decreases by a factor of ≈6.6 (down to 0.74 × 10–3 mm3/(N m)). These changes are shown to be caused by the dissociation of silicon and intermetallic compounds in the surface layer during irradiation by a high-energy pulsed electron beam.

Keywords: silumin electron-beam treatment structure surface layers friction wear resistance hardness 



This work was performed in terms of state assignment no. 3.1283.2017/4.6 and was supported in part by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project no. 16-43-700659.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. V. Zagulyaev
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. E. Gromov
    • 1
  • S. V. Konovalov
    • 2
  • A. M. Glezer
    • 3
  • S. V. Panin
    • 4
  • Yu. F. Ivanov
    • 5
  1. 1.Siberian State Industrial UniversityNovokuznetskRussia
  2. 2.Korolev Samara National Research UniversitySamaraRussia
  3. 3.National University of Science and Technology MISiSMoscowRussia
  4. 4.Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesTomskRussia
  5. 5.Institute of High Current Electronics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesTomskRussia

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