ABRASION - CORROSION OF STEELS IN SEAWATER.
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Weight loss and potential measurements were made for a 1022 steel with a ferrite and pearlite structure, a 1022 steel with a martensite structure, a 1045 steel with a ferrite and pearlite structure and a quenched and tempered 4140 steel when abraded against SiC in seawater. The 4140 steel exhibited the best abrasion corrosion resistance possibly due to the microstructure and surface layers formed during abrasion. The martensitic 1022 was next best primarily due to high hardness. The ferrite and pearlite 1022 steel showed better resistance than 1045 steel with the same structure. The increased carbide volume and its microstructural form are thought responsible for 1045 steel's poor resistance to abrasion-corrosion.
May, D. R., and R. Brown. "ABRASION - CORROSION OF STEELS IN SEAWATER.." (1985). https://digitalcommons.uri.edu/che_facpubs/602