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Effect of Load on Dry Sliding Wear of Aluminum-Silicon Alloys

Bai, BN Pramila and Biswas, SK (1986) Effect of Load on Dry Sliding Wear of Aluminum-Silicon Alloys. In: Tribology Transactions, 29 (1). 116 -120.

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Aluminum-silicon alloy pins were slid against steel disks under nominally dry condition at a speed of 0.6 m s-1. Each pin was slid at a constant load for 5 min, the load being increased in suitable steps from 2 to 65 N. The results show the wear to increase almost monotonically with load, to be sensitive to the presence of silicon in the alloy, and to be insensitive to actual silicon content. The monotonic nature of wear rate-load characteristic suggests that one dominant wear mechanism prevails over the load range studied. Morphological studies of the pin surface and the debris support this contention and point to delamination as being the dominant mode of wear.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Tribology Transactions
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Taylor and Francis Group.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2010 06:07
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:44
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/23120

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