The effects of different ceramics size and volume fraction on wear behavior of Al matrix composites (for automobile cam material)

KARAMIŞ M. B., Cerit A. A., Selcuk B., NAİR F.

WEAR, vol.289, pp.73-81, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 289
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wear.2012.04.012
  • Journal Name: WEAR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-81
  • Keywords: Metal matrix composites, Cam materials, Tribology, Volume fraction, Powder metallurgy, REINFORCEMENT PARTICLE-SIZE, TRIBOLOGICAL BEHAVIOR, THERMAL-EXPANSION, CAMSHAFT, FRICTION, FAILURE, ALLOY, MMCS
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, a number of metal matrix composites were manufactured to determine their tribological properties. AA2124 matrix material, reinforced by SiC, B4C or Al2O3 (of different particle sizes), was used for manufacturing by powder metallurgy. The reinforcing particles were included at 10%, 20% and 30% volume fraction (vf). The matrix and reinforcement powders were compressed at 600 MPa and 615 degrees C for 30 min in an argon atmosphere. For comparison with the metal matrix composites (MMC), unreinforced AA2124 samples and GGG40 cam material samples (both induction-hardened and untreated) were also prepared for tribological tests. Tribological tests were conducted at 50 N loading with 900 rpm revolution for 30 min under dry conditions.