This paper aims to study the effect of Al‐Ti‐B grain refiners on the wear behaviour of hypoeutectic (Al‐0.2, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7Si alloys) Al‐Si alloys against steel counterface using a Pin‐On‐Disc machine under dry sliding conditions.
In the present study, Al‐5Ti‐1B and Al‐1Ti‐3B grain refiners were used for the refinement of α‐Al dendrites in hypoeutectic Al‐Si alloys. Various parameters such as alloy composition, normal pressure, sliding speed and sliding distance were studied on Al‐Si alloys. Worn surfaces were characterized by SEM/EDX microanalysis.
Wear resistance of hypoeutectic Al‐Si alloys increases with the addition of Al‐Ti‐B refiners when compared with the absence of grain refiner.
The effects of normal pressure, sliding speed and sliding distance were studied by varying one parameter and keeping constant the other two parameters.
This paper provides information on improvement in wear properties of Al‐Si alloys by the addition of Al‐Ti‐B grain refiners. The effects of silicon and grain refiners containing Ti/B play a vital role and are responsible for the wear resistance of the alloys, which helps the industrialists in manufacturing Al‐Si alloy components.
Kori, S., Chandrashekharaiah, T., Auradi, V. and Kabadi, V. (2008), "Effect of Ti and B on the dry sliding wear behaviour of hypoeutectic Al‐Si alloys", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 60 No. 1, pp. 46-55. https://doi.org/10.1108/00368790810839936Download as .RIS
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