Many abrasion resistant steels rely on a martensitic microstructure to ensure hardness, which in general correlates with better wear performance. However, in practice the steel may be subjected to a complex combination of conditions where hardness alone may not be sufficient to ensure tribological performance. This review is a critical assessment of the mechanical and metallurgical parameters that control wear resistance of steel in impact-abrasion conditions, although relevant work dealing with abrasion has also been included. It is found, for example, that fracture toughness and work-hardening behaviour have a role in enhancing the wear resistance of hard steels.
Chintha, A. R. (2019, July 3). Metallurgical aspects of steels designed to resist abrasion, and impact-abrasion wear. Materials Science and Technology (United Kingdom). Taylor and Francis Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1080/02670836.2019.1615669