AlSi alloys, with excellent properties such as low weight, low thermal expansion coefficient, and high wear-resistance, are ideal materials for the automobile and aerospace industries. However, their applications have been hampered by the coarsening of the primary-Si particles in AlSi alloys. In this study, the rolling-and-T6-treatments effect on A6061/Al2O3 metal-matrix composites is investigated. The A6061/Al2O3 metal-matrix composites with different amounts of reinforcing Al2O3 particles are examined in the aspects of wear resistance and hardness. Upon the T6 treatment, the hardness is enhanced in all cases and is summarized. The results suggest that the increase of Al2O3 particles reduce the wear rate. The possible reinforce mechanisms and the environmental temperature effects are discussed. This improvement in wear resistance is due to the particle size refinement of silicon at a high percentage-roll-reduction.
|Number of pages
|Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications
|Published - Feb 2016
- Aluminum matrix composite
- Sliding wear