Surface Structure Modification and Hardening of Al-SI Alloys explores the hardening of material surfaces using concentrated energy flows resulting in the nanostructuring of surface layers. The authors demonstrate how these methods achieve a reduction in plastic deformation of the surface and a more uniform distribution of elastic stresses near the surface during operational use, significantly reducing part failure. It presents results from research and scientific and technological enterprises involved with the modification of light alloy surfaces for use in the automobile and aerospace industries.
Additional key features include:
- Addresses theoretical and experimental research computer simulations of structural phase transformations at the nanolevel to create new materials
- Details and compares electroexplosion alloying, electron beam processing and electron-plasma alloying of an Al-Si Alloy
- Explains multiphase plasma jet treatment to obtain high-quality coatings with good and high functional properties
This reference is a valuable resource for specialists in the field of physical material science, condensed state physics, metal science and thermal treatment and will be of interest to undergraduate and post-graduate students in these fields.
Table of Contents
Analysis of modern methods of surface modification of light metals using external energy sources. Investigated materials, experimental procedures, description of equipment and scientific approaches. Structural-phase transformations and changes in the properties of an Al-Si alloy upon exposure to a pulsed multiphase (Al-Y2O3) plasma jet. Studies of the properties, phase composition and defective substructure of the surface layers of Al-Si alloys after an intense pulsed electron beam. Changes in structural phase states and properties of surface layers of Al-Si alloys after electron-ion-plasma effects. Use of intense pulsed electron beams for surface treatment of aluminum-based alloys.
V.E. Gromov, Head of the Physics Department, Siberian State Industrial University, Novokuznetsk, Russia