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Journal Article


International Journal of Microstructure and Materials Properties, Volume 7, Number 4, p.316-328 (2012)



Aging time, Aging treatment, Alloys, Cerium alloys, Coefficient of frictions, Copper alloys, Cu-Ni-Sn alloy, Dry sliding, Friction, Hardness, Ni content, Peak hardness, Pin on disc, Sand moulds, Spinodal decomposition, Tin, Tin alloys, Wear of materials, Wear rates, Wear-testing


Alloys of Cu-Ni-Sn with varying wt. %Ni have been cast in sand moulds. Specimens were homogenised, solubilised and aged to induce spinodal decomposition and were used for hardness and wear testing with a pin-on-disc unit under dry sliding condition in air. Ni increases the peak hardness and decreases the aging time, implying that it contributes significantly to the process of spinodal decomposition. The wear rate is found to be a function ofhardness. The coefficient of friction is observed to be a constant and independent of hardness. Copyright © 2012 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.


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S. Ilangovan and R. Sellamuthu, “An investigation of the effect of Ni content and hardness on the wear behaviour of sand cast Cu-Ni-Sn alloys”, International Journal of Microstructure and Materials Properties, vol. 7, pp. 316-328, 2012.