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Evaluation of Dry Sliding Wear Characteristics of LM 30 + SiC Composites


Kamlesh Patil , Mechanical, Electrical& Electronics Engineering Department, VITS, Indore; Ganeshrao Kesheorey, Mechanical, Electrical& Electronics Engineering Department, VITS, Indore


Dry Sliding Wear


Aluminium metal matrix composites are a class of advanced materials which have been developed for weight-critical applications in the aerospace and automotive industries. The present work aims to establish the Tribological behaviour of Aluminium-based Silicon carbide (SiC) particle reinforced composites manufactured by stir casting was studied using a pin-on- disk apparatus under dry sliding conditions. The pins made of these composites were then slid against a steel disk under ambient conditions. With this type of test, we can perform controlled wear by having control of the sliding speed, the material, the load applied, and the duration of the test. Analysis of variance used to find optimum wear under influence of SiC, sliding speed, material, and load. In all this SiC reinforced composite exhibited lower wear loss as compared to the unreinforced alloy in order to suggest most suitable material for brake pad Application.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I70063
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 7
Publication Date: 01/10/2018
Page(s): 187-191

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