EFFECT OF METAL PHASE COMPOSITION ON MECHANICAL AND TRIBOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF Fe-GLASS COMPOSITES
The effect of metal phase composition in the Fe-based + (2 % glass) powdered composites on the basic mechanical and tribological properties of the composites, made by means of sintering and hot forging, have been investigated. As a basis for the metallic phase of the composite the mixtures of iron powders with additives of graphite, B4C, BN and Cu at different ratio were used. It was shown that at sintering of metal-glass material the reaction of glass phase with oxides on the surface of iron powder particles takes place, resulting in a change of glass phase chemical composition. The results of materials mechanical properties investigations had shown that the highest strength properties and hardness have the composites with the content of the initial powder mixture of 5% Cu and 2% B4C, while the best tribological properties have the composites with 2% B4C, 5% Cu and 1% BN.