Wear behavior of Al-Cu and Al-Cu/SiC components produced by powder metallurgy

Adel Mahamood Hassan, Ahmad Turki Mayyas, Abdalla Alrashdan, Mohammed T. Hayajneh

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    In the present study, the dry sliding wear behavior of some powder metallurgy (P/M) Al-Mg-Cu alloys with different weight percentage of Cu (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 wt%) and corresponding metal matrix composites reinforced with 5 or 10 vol% silicon carbide particles (SiC) have been carried using pin-on-disk apparatus. The tested specimens were tested against hardened steel disk as a counter face at room conditions (∼20 °C and ∼50% relative humidity). The normal load was 40 N and sliding velocity of counter face disk was 150 rpm (0.393 m/s) and total testing time of 60 min, which corresponds to a distance of 1414 m. Generally, both hardness and wear resistance were enhanced by the addition of Cu and/or SiC to the Al-4 wt% Mg alloy. The formations of mechanically mixed layer (MML) as a result of material transfer from counter face disk to the samples and vice versa were observed in all tested specimens.

    Original languageBritish English
    Pages (from-to)5368-5375
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Materials Science
    Issue number15
    StatePublished - Aug 2008


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