Exceptional Combination of Mechanical Properties and Cavitation Erosion-corrosion Resistance in a Fe23.7Co23.8Ni23.8Cr23.7Mo5 Multi-principal Element Alloy


This Study Analyzed Cavitation Erosion (CE) and Cavitation Erosion-Corrosion (CE-C) of Single-Phase Face-Centered Cubic Structured Fe23.7Co23.8Ni23.8Cr23.7Mo5 Multi-Principal Element Alloy (MPEA) with Varying Grain Sizes Obtained through Post-Deformation Annealing (PDA). the Average Grain Sizes of the Samples after Annealing at 1100 °C for 60 S, 1150 °C for 60 S, and 1100 °C for 200 S Are 4.1 µm, 10.3 µm, and 15.2 µm, Respectively. among Them, the 4.1 µm Sample Exhibits the Best Combination of High Ultimate Tensile Strength (889 MPa) and Large Elongation (40.3%), as Well as Good Electrochemical Corrosion Resistance in NaCl Solution. under the Conditions of CE and CE-C for a Duration of 10 H, the 4.1 µm Specimen Exhibits Cumulative Mass Losses of Approximately 1.4 Mg and 2.6 Mg, Respectively. in Contrast, under Identical Conditions, the 316 L SS Registers Cumulative Mass Losses of Approximately 16.7 Mg and 24.8 Mg, Respectively. Due to the Excellent Mechanical Properties and Work Hardening Ability of the 4.1 µm Sample, It Can Effectively Resist the Plastic Deformation Caused by Cavitation Erosion, Reducing Mass Loss. in Addition, the Stable Passivation Film Enhances its Resistance to Cl- Destruction, Thus Demonstrating Notable Corrosion Resistance. Ultimately, under Conditions Where Cavitation Erosion and Corrosion Coexist, These Combined Properties Enable the 4.1 µm Sample to Exhibit the Least Mass Loss and Damage.


Materials Science and Engineering


Basic and Applied Basic Research Foundation of Guangdong Province, Grant 2021QN02C766

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01 Aug 2024