Table of Contents
ISRN Metallurgy
Volume 2012, Article ID 594573, 14 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/594573
Research Article

Aluminium Alloy-Based Metal Matrix Composites: A Potential Material for Wear Resistant Applications

CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (AMPRI), Hoshangabad Road, Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal 462064, India

Received 3 August 2012; Accepted 4 September 2012

Academic Editors: R. Asthana and P. Lukac

Copyright © 2012 Rupa Dasgupta. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. M. S. Zedalis, P. S. Cilman, and S. K. Das, “High temperature aluminum-base composites,” in High Performance Composites for the 1990's, S. D. Das et al., Ed., pp. 61–81, The Metallurgy Society of AIME, Warrendale, Pa, USA, 1990. View at Google Scholar
  2. P. K. Rohatgi, S. Das, and T. K. Dan, “Cast Al-graphite particle composites, a potential engineering material,” Journal of the Institution of Engineers, vol. 67, no. 2, pp. 77–83, 1987. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. P. K. Rohatgi, S. Das, and R. Asthana, “Science, technology and industrial potential of cast metal ceramic particle composites,” in Materials Science and Technology in the Future, pp. 123–184, CSIR, Bhopal, India, 1985. View at Google Scholar
  4. Engineered Materials Handbook: Composites, vol. 1, ASM International, Materials Park, Ohio, USA, 1989.
  5. M. K. Surappa, “Aluminium metal matrix composites: challenges and opportunities,” Sadhana, vol. 28, no. 1-2, pp. 319–334, 2003. View at Google Scholar
  6. U. Hecht and S. Rex, “On the transition from pushing to engulfment during directional solidification of the particle-reinforced aluminum-based metal-matrix composite 2014 + 10 Vol Pct Al2O3,” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, vol. 28, no. 13, pp. 867–874, 1997. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. R. Asthana, “Reinforced cast metals: part I Solidification microstructure,” Journal of Materials Science, vol. 33, no. 7, pp. 1679–1698, 1998. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. C. P. Hong, H. F. Shen, and I. S. Cho, “Prevention of macrosegregation in squeeze casting of an Al-4.5 wt pet Cu alloy,” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 339–349, 1998. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. L. H. Chen and D. A. Rigney, “Transfer during unlubricated sliding wear of selected metal systems,” Wear, vol. 105, no. 1, pp. 47–61, 1985. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. R. L. Deuis, C. Subramanian, and J. M. Yellup, “Abrasive wear of aluminium composites—a review,” Wear, vol. 201, no. 1-2, pp. 132–144, 1996. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. F. M. Hosking, F. F. Portillo, R. Wunderlin, and R. Mehrabian, “Composites of aluminium alloys: fabrication and wear behaviour,” Journal of Materials Science, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 477–498, 1982. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. S. Turenne, Y. Châtigny, D. Simard, S. Caron, and J. Masounave, “The effect of abrasive particle size on the slurry erosion resistance of particulate-reinforced aluminium alloy,” Wear, vol. 141, no. 1, pp. 147–158, 1990. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. K. H. Z. Gahr, “Wear by hard particles,” Tribology International, vol. 31, no. 10, pp. 587–596, 1998. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. P. J. Blau, “Fifty years of research on the wear of metals,” Tribology International, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 321–331, 1997. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. A. T. Alpas and J. D. Embury, “Sliding and abrasive wear behaviour of an aluminum (2014)-SiC particle reinforced composite,” Scripta Metallurgica et Materiala, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 931–935, 1990. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. D. Rupa and M. Humaira, “High stress abrasive wear behaviour of Al-2014 alloy and its SiC composite,” International Journal of Microstructure and Materials Properties, vol. 3, no. 2-3, 2008. View at Google Scholar
  17. R. Dasgupta, H. Meenai, and S. Das, “Age hardening of Al 201-alloy and 2014-SiC composites,” Journal of Materials Science Letters, vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 391–394, 2003. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. D. Rupa, “The stretch, limit and path forward for particle reinforced metal matrix composites of 7075 Al-Alloys,” Engineering, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 237–256, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  19. S. Das, D. P. Mondal, S. Sawla, and S. Dixit, “High stress abrasive wear mechanism of LM13-SiC composite under varying experimental conditions,” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, vol. 33, no. 9, pp. 3031–3044, 2002. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. M. S. Bingley and S. Schnee, “A study of the mechanisms of abrasive wear for ductile metals under wet and dry three-body conditions,” Wear, vol. 258, no. 1–4, pp. 50–61, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  21. K. Kato, “Classification of wear mechanisms/models,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers J, vol. 216, no. 6, pp. 349–356, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  22. X. F. Zhang, G. Y. Lee, D. Chen, R. O. Ritchie, and L. C. De Jonghe, “Abrasive wear behavior of heat-treated ABC-silicon carbide,” Journal of the American Ceramic Society, vol. 86, no. 8, pp. 1370–1378, 2003. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  23. R. I. Trezona, D. N. Allsopp, and I. M. Hutchings, “Transitions between two-body and three-body abrasive wear: influence of test conditions in the microscale abrasive wear test,” Wear, vol. 225–229, no. I, pp. 205–214, 1999. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  24. J. A. Williams and A. M. Hyncica, “Mechanisms of abrasive wear in lubricated contacts,” Wear, vol. 152, no. 1, pp. 57–74, 1992. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  25. F. M. Hosking, F. F. Portillo, R. Wunderlin, and R. Mehrabian, “Composites of aluminium alloys: fabrication and wear behaviour,” Journal of Materials Science, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 477–498, 1982. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  26. B. Venkataraman and G. Sundararajan, “Correlation between the characteristics of the mechanically mixed layer and wear behaviour of aluminium, Al-7075 alloy and Al-MMCs,” Wear, vol. 245, no. 1-2, pp. 22–38, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  27. Y. L. Gun, C. K. H. Dharan, and R. O. Ritchie, “A physically-based abrasive wear model for composite materials,” Wear, vol. 252, pp. 322–331, 2002. View at Google Scholar