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Experimental Investigation on Effect of Plasma Nitriding on Wear of Chain-Sprocket Assembly Used In Motorcycle


Kavit M. Shah , L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad; Prof. Dhruv U. Panchal, L.D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad


Chain-sprocket, Plasma Nitriding, Wear Resistance.


Now a day’s different materials are used to coat on parts of vehicles which have friction between them to reduce wear characteristic. The wear resistance after Nitriding Process applicable to the Chain-Sprocket assembly is investigated in this study. Among Nitriding methods, plasma Nitriding is most widely applied in the automotive industries, because it is been applied at low temperature and so that the original properties of sprocket will not be harmed. Wear Resistance of Plasma nitrided chain-sprocket assembly is very high as compared to ordinary assembly. The friction due to meshing between chain and sprocket is of major concern and some of the power of engine gets wasted as friction loss. Plasma Nitriding will give high wear resistance so that, wear will decrease and eventually life of chain and sprocket will increase compared to ordinary one. Friction loss will decrease which can improve transmission efficiency of motorcycle.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV2I3332
Published in: Volume : 2, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2014
Page(s): 1423-1427

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