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TitleTribocorrosion studies in centrifugally cast al-matrix siCp-reinforced functionally graded composites
Author(s)Velhinho, A.
Botas, J. D.
Ariza, E.
Gomes, J. R.
Rocha, L. A.
KeywordsGraded Material
Metal Matrix Composite
Wear resistance
Tribocorrosion
Issue date2004
PublisherTrans Tech Publications
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Citation"Materials Science Forum". ISSN 0255-5476. 455-456 (2004) 871-875.
Abstract(s)The present work reports results obtained from a series of preliminary experiments aiming at complementing the current knowledge about the wear behaviour of centrifugally-cast FGM Al/SiCp composites, through concurrent corrosion processes. Precursor MMC’s were prepared by rheocasting, using 118.8 µm SiC particles and an Al-10Si–2.2 Mg alloy. Those MMC’s were then molten and centrifugally cast in order to produce cylindrical FGMMC’s. Discs machined from the top surface of each sample were tested against nodular cast iron pins, using an inverted configuration pin-on-disc tribometer. Sliding tests took place at room temperature, over a 50000 m sliding distance, with a sliding speed of 0.3 m s-1, under a 5 N normal load; both dry-sliding and water-lubricated tests were performed. In order to elucidate the mechanisms involved, the wear coefficients were calculated for each condition, and the samples were subjected to morphological characterization via SEM/EDS. Concurrently, in the case of the water-lubrication tests, the corrosion potential of the tribological pair was monitored. The results obtained show an increase in material loss for the water-lubricated cases, although variations are registered depending on reinforcing particle volume fraction. At the same time, the open circuit potential response of the tribological pair may be correlated with the events of formation/destruction of the tribolayers.
TypeConference paper
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/2735
ISBN0878499415
ISSN0255-5476
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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