Mechanical characterization and single asperity scratch behaviour of dry zinc and manganese phosphate coatings

D. Ernens* (Corresponding Author), M. B. de Rooij, H. R. Pasaribu, E.J. van Riet, W.M. van Haaften, D. J. Schipper

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    Abstract

    The goal of this study is to characterise the mechanical properties of zinc and manganese phosphate coatings before and after running in. The characterization is done with nano-indentation to determine the individual crystal hardness and single asperity scratch tests to investigate the deformation behaviour at the single asperity level. The nano-indentation and scratch tests reveal brittle deformation behaviour for the as received coatings. Under uni-directional sliding both layers reduce to a powder which is subsequently compacted to a so called glaze layer. The smooth and brittle glaze layer has a higher hardness compared to the as received coating and its properties can be satisfactorily described by models normally used for a hard coating on a soft substrate.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)474-483
    Number of pages10
    JournalTribology international
    Volume118
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2018

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    Keywords

    • 99-00
    • Mechanical characterization
    • Nano-indentation
    • Phosphate conversion coatings
    • Scratch test
    • 00-01

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