Vol. 1, Issue 2 (2017)
Dry sliding wear behavior of aluminium metal matrix composites
Author(s): S Ramesh Kumar Babu, P Naresh, AV Hari Babu
Abstract: The present study was undertaken to investigate the combination of factors levels, which yields minimum wear rate of the Aluminum alloy, and Titanium dioxide reinforced Aluminum alloy composite. Dry sliding wear test was conducted to understand the tribological behaviors of samples. A plan of experiment, based on design of experiment was used to acquire the data in a controlled way. The wear parameters chosen for the experiment were: Sliding speed, Load and sliding distance. Each parameter was assigned three levels. The analysis of variance was used to investigate the significant factors, which affect the dry sliding wear behavior of Aluminum alloy and it’s composite. A mathematical model was developed to determine the wear rate of the test samples.