Sharma, S C and Girish, B M and Kamath, Rathnakar and Satish, B M (1998) An Evaluation of the sliding Wear Behaviour of SiC Particles Reinforced Copper Alloy Composite Materials. In: Proceedings of Composite Materials. NML, Jamshedpur, India, Jamshedpur, pp. 72-82.
The present paper aims at evaluation of the sliding wear behaviour of SiC particles reinforced copper (phosphor-bronze) alloy composite materials studied as a function of sliding speed and applied loads under unlubricated conditions. The content of SiC particles in the composites was varied from 1-5% in steps of 2% by weight. A pin-on-disc wear testing machine was used to evaluate the wear rate, in which EN24 steel disc was used as the counterface. Loads of 20-160 N in steps of 20 N and speeds of 1.25, 1.56, 1.87 m/s were employed. The results indicated that the wear rate of both the composites and the matrix alloy increased with increase in load and sliding speed. However, the composites exhibited lower wear rate than the alloys.It was found that above a critical applied load, there exists a transition from mild to severe wear both in the unreinforced alloy and in the composites. But the transition loads for the composites were much higher than that of the unreinforced alloy. The transition loads increase with the increase in weight % of SiC particles, but decrease with the increase in sliding speeds. SEM analysis of the wear surfaces as well as the sub-surfaces are used to explain the observations made.
|Item Type:||Book or NML Publication|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||matrix alloy; EN24 steel|
|Divisions:||Material Science and Technology|
|Deposited By:||Sahu A K|
|Deposited On:||16 Mar 2011 17:43|
|Last Modified:||06 Jan 2012 12:02|
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