Wear studies of Al-Si alloys

Sen, S and Behera, D K (2014) Wear studies of Al-Si alloys. BTech thesis.



There are many properties of Aluminium-Silicon alloys such as high wear resistance, light weight, low coefficient of thermal expansion and high strength to weight ratio, that makes it suitable for many industries. In recent years, it has gained huge acceptance in automotive industries, as its use results in fuel saving, hence cost saving. These advancements make the study of properties of Al-Si alloys important. In the present study, wear behavior of Al-Si alloys were studied. Aluminium containing 10 weight % of Silicon was synthesized using casting method. The microstructure showed the presence of Proeutectic silicon. Wear behaviour was studied by using computerized pin on disc wear testing machine. The abrasion of the alloy increased as sliding distance and time increased. The crack morphology of the worn surfaces were analysed using stereo microscope.

Item Type:Thesis (BTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Al-Si alloys, casting, microstructure
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Metallurgical and Materials Science > Wear
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
ID Code:5641
Deposited By:Hemanta Biswal
Deposited On:22 Jul 2014 14:03
Last Modified:22 Jul 2014 14:03
Supervisor(s):Mishra, S C

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