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Bainwear

NOVEL NANO-STRUCTURED BAINITIC STEELS FOR ENHANCED DURABILITY OF WEAR RESISTANT COMPONENTS: MICROSTRUCTURAL OPTIMISATION THROUGH SIMULATIVE WEAR AND FIELD TESTS

The main objective of the project is to develop microstructurally optimised nanobainitic steels with a unique combination of wear resistance and toughness, leading to superior performance in wear-related applications.

In order to achieve this general objective, several particular objectives have been defined:

  • Understanding the mechanisms and microstructural features responsible of this enhanced behaviour.
  • Studying the applications in which these new steel grades can be used to significantly improve efficiency, component life or process window.
  • Determining the performance of these new grades against additional service requirements, such as tempering resistance and corrosion resistance.
  • Developing new steel grades with a superior combination of high toughness and high wear resistance specially designed for the studied applications.
  • Validating the performance of these new grades and microstructures in industrial field tests.

RFCS Programme

Bainwear is a research project funded by the program RFCS, Research Fund for Coal and Steel of the European Commission. The RFCS supports research projects in coal and steel sectors. These projects cover: production processes; application, utilisation and conversion of resources; safety at work; environmental protection and reducing CO2 emissions from coal use and steel production.

 

RFCS Programme

Bainwear is a research project funded by the program RFCS, Research Fund for Coal and Steel of the European Commission.