Dry Sliding Wear Behavior of Cast A7075 and A7075/SAF 2205 Composite Material


KARAASLAN A., KISASÖZ A., ATAPEK Ş. H., GÜLER K. A.

HIGH TEMPERATURE MATERIALS AND PROCESSES, vol.35, no.5, pp.487-492, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

Abstract

The wear behavior of cast A7075 and A7075/SAF 2205 composite material fabricated by vacuum-assisted investment flask casting was investigated under dry sliding condition. The wear tests were carried out using a "ball-on-disc" type tribometer. In the wear tests, 100Cr6 and ZrO2 balls were used as counterparts and the load, total distance and rotating speed were selected as 10 N, 100 m and 100 rpm, respectively. The results were evaluated using the friction coefficient-distance diagram, weight loss and wear rate. All worn surfaces were examined by scanning electron microscope and wear characteristics of the materials were discussed as a function of the microstructural features. It was concluded that composite material had lower friction coefficient, less weight loss and slower wear rate than that of cast material.