TG/DTA studies on the oxidation and thermal behaviour of Ti-6Al-4V-B4C coatings obtained by magnetron sputtering

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R. Malkiya Rasalin Prince
N. Selvakumar
D. Arulkirubakaran
S. Christopher Ezhil Singh
M. Chrispin Das
C. Prabha
Praveen Kumar Bannaravuri
R. B. Jeen Robert
I. Living Prephet

Abstract

Thermogravimetric analysis (TG) is a rapid method for the determination of protecting the ability of thin film coatings in addition to oxidation kinetics. Boron carbide (B4C) reinforced Ti-6Al-4V thin films were deposited through the magnetron sputtering coating technique. The effect of 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 Wt. % of B4C adding on microstructure, thermal behaviour and hardness of Ti-6Al-4V-B4C coatings were investigated. Thermal analysis of Ti-6Al-4V-B4C coatings with varying percentage of B4C resulted in the establishment of an exothermic peak, for the reason that reduction in the oxidation of coating. The thermal behaviour of coating was improved by B 4C addition; those coatings are recommended for practical application. It was proven that the addition of B 4C not only alters the thermal stability but also transforms the mechanism of oxidation. It was absolutely unconcealed that the Ti-6Al-4V-B4C film oxidization may be a multi-staged procedure subject on the heating rate. An occurrence of formal treatment for obtaining Kissinger’s assessment mechanics for various oxidization levels is additionally valid. The addition of B4C was supported to enhance the nanohardness of the coating. The morphology, composition and structure of the thin film coatings were examined by way of SEM, AFM and XRD.

 

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Prince, R. M., Selvakumar, N., Arulkirubakaran, D., Singh, S. C., Das, M., Prabha, C., Bannaravuri, P., Robert, R. B., & Prephet, I. (2020). TG/DTA studies on the oxidation and thermal behaviour of Ti-6Al-4V-B4C coatings obtained by magnetron sputtering. Journal of Applied Research and Technology, 18(3). https://doi.org/10.22201/icat.24486736e.2020.18.3.1088
Author Biographies

R. Malkiya Rasalin Prince

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences,
Coimbatore - 641114, Tamilnadu, India

N. Selvakumar

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College,
Sivakasi 626 005, Tamil Nadu, India

D. Arulkirubakaran

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences,
Coimbatore - 641114, Tamilnadu, India

S. Christopher Ezhil Singh

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vimal Jyothi Engineering College,
Chemperi, Kannur 670632, Kerala, India

M. Chrispin Das

Department of Mechanical Engineering, St Joseph’s Institute of Technology,
Chennai - 600119, Tamilnadu, India

C. Prabha

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vimal Jyothi Engineering College,
Chemperi, Kannur 670632, Kerala, India

Praveen Kumar Bannaravuri

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences,
Coimbatore - 641114, Tamilnadu, India

R. B. Jeen Robert

Department of Mechanical Engineering, AAA College of Engineering and Technology,
Sivakasi - 626123, Tamilnadu, India

I. Living Prephet

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bethlahem Institute of Engineering,
Karungal, Tamilnadu, India