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Fabrication and Tribological Characterization of Aluminum-silicon Alloys

Birendra Gurung, Lakshman Sondhi, Royal Madan, Umank Mishra, Sanjay Yadav and Ravi Kumar Gupta


In this work, aluminum is a major element in which silicon is added by varying the different weight percentages to obtain different alloy specimens. Three specimens of the cylindrical prismatic bar and coin-shaped were fabricated by employing a gravity die casting method. For a particular composition, the cylindrical bar and coin-shaped specimens were fabricated by keeping the heating parameters the same. Wear test results reveal as the silicon content increases in the alloy, a decrease in the wear rate was seen. An increase in the hardness of the fabricated sample was seen as the composition of silicon in the sample was increased. The study demonstrates that the silicon content plays a vital role in controlling the wear characteristics and hardness of the alloy’s specimens. This study will be beneficial for industries in improving the tribological characteristics of aluminum-based composites.

Published on: December 27, 2023
doi: 10.17756/nwj.2023-s5-043
Citation: Gurung B, Sondhi L, Madan R, Mishra U, Yadav S, et al. 2023. Fabrication and Tribological Characterization of Aluminum-silicon Alloys. NanoWorld J 9(S5): S220-S226.

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