Effect of the carburizing paste concentration on the case depth of carburized low carbon steel / Muhammad Hafizuddin Jumadin

Jumadin, Muhammad Hafizuddin (2016) Effect of the carburizing paste concentration on the case depth of carburized low carbon steel / Muhammad Hafizuddin Jumadin. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.


Pack carburizing is a theme—chemical treatment used to increase the mechanical properties of steels. It is an easy, low cost and safe compare to gas and fluid carburizing. However, this process requires additional temperature and soaking time because of limitation of carbon diffusion. Research conducted by introducing paste compound to replace conventional powder for better carbon atom diffusion. Research focused on optimization parameters of paste concentration, temperature and time. The correlation between carbon dispersion towards mechanical properties were analyzed, Samples of low carbon steel were used. Samples were carburized with powder and variable concentration of paste compound. Carburizing parameters of 700°C-1000°C and 7—9 hours were set to explore their effects towards compound performance. A series of experiments were conducted to test the micro hardness, optical microscopic, scanning electron microscopic, spectrometer analysis, x-ray diffraction, wear resistance, corrosion and tensile‘ Results showed that carburizing paste 1:1 compound has provided greater performance for pack carburizing compared to powder compound. Paste 1:] compound at temperature of 1000°C for 9 hours has produced case depth 145 % higher than conventional powder carburizing. Tensile strength and wear resistance were 6.8 % and 99.6% higher compares to powder. Paste compound has potential to replace powder for pack carburizing because of it greater case depth and higher wear resistance. The correlation between carbon diffusion toward the mechanical behavior is optimized by using paste 1:1 compound‘ This research has suggested a merino-chemical treatment, which was easy and safe for the environment with better carbon diffusion It also increases the lifespan of low carbon steels compared to conventional pack carburizing.


Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Jumadin, Muhammad Hafizuddin
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Abdullah, Bulan (Dr.)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering. Civil engineering > Carbon nanotubes. Nanoparticles. Nanostructured materials
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Programme: Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering) - EM750
Keywords: Carburizing paste, Chemical treatment, Low carbon steel
Date: June 2016
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/39807
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