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Hardness and Wear Behavior of Al 6061/ZrC Composite Processed by Friction Stir Processing.

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Tribology in Industry

Source : Tribology in Industry, Volume 42, Issue 4, p.582-591 (2020)

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Keywords : Al6061/ZrC composite, Friction stir processing, Hardness, sliding wear

Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Engineering

Department : Mechanical Engineering

Year : 2020

Abstract : Friction Stir Process (FSP) was handled to produce Al6061/ZrC composite. Three different groove widths were produced to reinforce three different ZrC volume fractions (3, 6 and 9 %) in the matrix. Processing of the composite was carried out at Tool Rotational Speed of 1200 rpm and traverse speed of 30 mm/min. Microhardness test of the composites was conducted through microhardness tester. Sliding wear behavior of the composite was investigated using the pin-on-disc tribometer and the wornout surfaces were examined to observe the wear mechanisms. Results showed that microhardness has enhanced with the addition of ZrC particles upon grain refinement, uniform dispersion, and greater bonding. The wear resistance has increased with the increase in the volume fraction of the reinforcement particles. The worn-out surface showed that wear transitioned from severe to mild type as the volume fraction of reinforcement increases. Copyright of Tribology in Industry is the property of Tribology in Industry Journal and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract.

Cite this Research Publication : T. Satish Kumar, Raghu, R., and Shalini, S., “Hardness and Wear Behavior of Al 6061/ZrC Composite Processed by Friction Stir Processing.”, Tribology in Industry, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 582-591, 2020.

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