Experimental Investigation of Wear Properties of Aluminium LM6-Al2O3-SiC Metal Matrix Composite

Authors(3) :-Rekha Ganeshkar, Ravindra L. Karwande, Pankaj K. Bhoyar

Tribological properties are the primary factors which control the performance of components which are subjected to relative motion during the operation. In recent years, lightweight Metal Matrix Composites (MMC) have received wider acceptance as a material for components subjected to tribological applications. In the present study, an attempt has been made to observe the effect of operating parameters like applied load, reinforcement, temperature and sliding distances on the dry and wet sliding wear of LM6 aluminum alloy reinforced with different percentages of SiC particulates and constant percentage of aluminum oxide fabricated stir casting method. Experiments were designed based on Taguchi method. Microstructural studies were carried out using an optical microscope. The composites showed better wear resistance under the parameters tested, compared to the unreinforced alloy. ANOVA analysis is also carried out to find out most influencing input parameter among them all for dry sliding wear. From the experiment, it is predicted that sliding distance followed by reinforcement percentage is a most influencing factor in dry sliding wear. The sliding distance which contributes near about 52.60%, is the most influencing factor and the addition of SiC particulates helps in the reduction of wear rate.

Authors and Affiliations

Rekha Ganeshkar
PG Scholar, Mechanical Engineering Department, Matsyodari Shikshan Sanstha’s College of Engineering and Technology, Nagewadi, Jalna, Maharashtra, India
Ravindra L. Karwande
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Matsyodari Shikshan Sanstha’s College of Engineering and Technology, Nagewadi, Jalna, Maharashtra, India
Pankaj K. Bhoyar
Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering Department, Matsyodari Shikshan Sanstha’s College of Engineering and Technology, Nagewadi, Jalna, Maharashtra, India

Metal Matrix Composites, Wear, Taguchi Technique, ANOVA, Dry sliding.

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Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 7 | March-April 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 357-366
Manuscript Number : IJSRST184869
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Rekha Ganeshkar, Ravindra L. Karwande, Pankaj K. Bhoyar, " Experimental Investigation of Wear Properties of Aluminium LM6-Al2O3-SiC Metal Matrix Composite", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 4, Issue 7, pp.357-366, March-April-2018.
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