Thermal shock examination of cermets by laser irradiation and the analysis

Tetsushi Matsuda, Hideaki Matsubara

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Titanium carbonitride (Ti(C,N))-based cermets have been studied for applying them to cutting tools and wear-resistant tools. Thermal shock resistance is an important property of tool materials used in severer environment. However, evaluation method of thermal shock resistance has not been established for cermets. In order to develop a method to evaluate the thermal shock resistance, irradiation experiments using a high power laser were conducted; laser beam was irradiated on the surface of thin specimens. The experimental results showed that a critical laser power for crack initiation can be used practically to evaluate the thermal shock resistance of cermets. AE signals occurred with crack initiation were monitored, and it indicated that the crack occurred after stopping of the irradiation. Finite element analysis (FEM) was carried out in order to clarify the crack initiation mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)410-415
Number of pages6
JournalFuntai Oyobi Fummatsu Yakin/Journal of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1


  • AE
  • Cermets
  • FEM
  • Laser
  • Thermal shock resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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