ISSN: 1003-6326
CN: 43-1239/TG
CODEN: TNMCEW

Vol. 27    No. 5    May 2017

Effect of Ce content on mechanical properties of Ce/Cr coated open-cell Ni-Cr-Fe alloy foams
Qiu PANG1,2, Zhi-li HU2,3,4, Guo-rong WANG1
(1. School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Wuhan Donghu University, Wuhan 430212, China;
2. Hubei Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology of Automobile Components, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China;
3. Hubei Collaborative Innovation Center for Automotive Components Technology, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China;
4. State Key Laboratory of Advanced Welding and Joining, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
)
Abstract: The Ce/Cr coating was homogenously deposited onto the reticulated open-cell Ni-Cr-Fe alloy foam by the pack cementation process. The mechanical properties of the Ce/Cr coated alloy foams were investigated by the quasi-static compression test. Simultaneously, the deformation and failure mechanisms of Ce/Cr coated alloy foams were discussed. The results show that the adding amount of CeO2 powders influences the mechanical properties of the Ce/Cr coated alloy foams. Despite an increase in density as compared to the uncoated foams, the Ce/Cr coated foams exhibit improvement in both yield strength and energy- absorption performance. Especially, the energy-absorption performance of 2% Ce/Cr (mass fraction) coated alloy foam is averagely 1.9 times as high as that of the bare Ni-Cr-Fe alloy foam. In addition, the mechanical properties of the Ce/Cr coated alloy foams increase with the increase of strain rate. The distortion and cracking are mainly the deformation behavior of the Ce/Cr coated alloy foam, confirmed by SEM images.
Key words: nickel-based alloy foam; mechanical properties; yield stress; plateau stress; failure mechanism
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