Evaluation of microstructure, mechanical, and corrosion properties of SS316L/Al2O3 composites produced by hot pressing


CANPOLAT Ö., ÇANAKÇI A., ERDEMİR F.

MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS, vol.280, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 280
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2022.125826
  • Journal Name: MATERIALS CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Chemical Abstracts Core, Communication Abstracts, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Metal-ceramic composite, Ductile-brittle interface, High energy ball milling, Hot pressing, 316L STAINLESS-STEEL, FUNCTIONALLY GRADED MATERIALS, IN-VITRO BIOACTIVITY, HYDROXYAPATITE COATINGS, MATRIX COMPOSITES, SIZE DISTRIBUTION, REINFORCEMENT, BEHAVIOR, SS, WEAR

Abstract

In this paper, Al2O3 reinforced SS316L matrix composites were fabricated by powder metallurgy technique. The high energy ball milling effect of the Al2O3 with varying contents, i.e., 5, 10, and 15 wt%, on the mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, and microstructure of the composite were investigated. As the Al2O3 content changed from 0 to 10%, the crystallite size of the composite powders decreased from 22.6 nm to 4.29 nm. The corrosion resistance of composites was determined by the Tafel method. The corrosion process of composites in 3.5 wt% NaCl solution indicates that the corrosion rate (0.062 mm/y) of the composite containing 10 wt % Al2O3 were much lower than pure SS316L (0.156 mm/y) and SS316L/15 wt% Al2O3 composite (0.200 mm/y). The Al2O3 content has an important effect on the reduction in the particle size, the average crystallite size of the composite powders, and the improvement in the corrosion and mechanical properties of the composites.