Dry Sliding Wear Behaviour of SiC Particles Reinforced Zinc-Aluminium (ZA43) Alloy Metal Matrix Composites

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The present paper reveals the wear behaviour of Zinc - Aluminium alloy reinforced with SiC particulate metal matrix composite. The composite is prepared using liquid metallurgy technique. The unlubricated pin-on disc wear test is conducted to find the wear behaviour of the ZA43 alloy based composite. The sliding wear test is conducted for different load, speed and time. The result reveals that wear rates of composite is reduced as reinforcement increases. For the same working conditions wear rate increases with increasing load and with increasing speed. The tested samples are examined by taking micro structure photos and analyzed for the type of wear. Dominating wear types observed are delamination and abrasion.

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R. Marigoudar and K. Sadashivappa, "Dry Sliding Wear Behaviour of SiC Particles Reinforced Zinc-Aluminium (ZA43) Alloy Metal Matrix Composites," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 10 No. 5, 2011, pp. 419-425. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2011.105031.

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