Wear behaviour of Al/(Al2O3p+SiCp) hybrid composites

Hayrettin Ahlatci, Tolga Koçer, Ercan Candan, Huseyin Çimenoǧlu*

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In this study, dry sliding metal-metal and metal-abrasive wear behaviours of the aluminium matrix hybrid composites produced by pressure infiltration technique were investigated. These composites were reinforced with 37 vol% Al2O3 and 25 vol% SiC particles and contained up to 8 wt% Mg in their matrixes. While matrix hardness and compression strength increased, amount of porosity and impact toughness decreased with increasing Mg content of the matrix. Metal-metal and metal-abrasive wear tests revealed that wear resistance of the composites increased with increasing Mg addition. On the other hand, abrasive resistance decreased with increasing test temperature, especially above 200 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-220
Number of pages8
JournalTribology International
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006


  • Abrasion
  • Aluminium
  • Composite and wear


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