The effect of Si and Mn content on dynamic wetting of steel with liquid Zn

Yoshihisa Takada, Shunsuke Shimada, Joonho Lee, Masao Kurosaki, Toshihiro Tanaka

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Non-wetting behavior of liquid Zn alloy sometimes occurs on high-tensile strength steels that usually contain Si and Mn. Many studies have been undertaken to improve the wettability of liquid Zn. In this work, we applied the sessile drop method to measure the change in contact angle and diameter of liquid Zn droplets wetted on steels containing Si and Mn with time. We could then quantitatively evaluate the wettability of those steels using liquid Zn. Si weakens the work of adhesion and spreading velocity of liquid Zn on steels. Mn, however, has a small effect on the contact angle and the work of adhesion but occasionally increases the spreading velocity even when Si content is high in steels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-104
Number of pages5
JournalISIJ International
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • High tensile strength steel
  • Sessile drop method
  • Wetting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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