JMMCE  Vol.2 No.4 , July 2014
Optimization of Tribological Performance of Al-6061T6-15% SiCp-15% Al2O3 Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites Using Taguchi Method & Grey Relational Analysis
ABSTRACT
In this investigation, optimization of tribological performance parameters of Al-6061T6 alloy reinforced with SiC (15% by weight) and Al2O3 (15% by weight) particulates having particle size of 37 μm each has been presented. The wear and frictional properties of the hybrid metal matrix composites have been studied by performing dry sliding wear test using pin-on-disc wear tester. A L27 orthogonal array is selected for the analysis of the data. From the test results it is observed that sliding distance has the significant contribution in controlling the friction and wear behaviour of hybrid composites. A confirmation test is also carried out to verify the accuracy of the results obtained through the optimization. In addition an optical micrograph test is also performed on the wear tracks to study the wear mechanism.

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Mishra, A. , Kumar, V. and Srivastava, R. (2014) Optimization of Tribological Performance of Al-6061T6-15% SiCp-15% Al2O3 Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites Using Taguchi Method & Grey Relational Analysis. Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, 2, 351-361. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2014.24040.
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