Investigation of Dry Sliding Wear Behavior of AA8011 Reinforced with Zirconium Oxide and Aluminium Oxide Hybrid Composites Processed through Multi-Direction Forging 2019-28-0057
The Cardinal goal of this research work is to fabricate hybrid composites of AA8011 with reinforcement particles of Zr2O3 and Al2O3 which was taken in equal (5wt%) weight percentage. The hybrid composites were cast in a square shape (50x50x50 mm size) under the optimal stir casted process parametric condition, further, it was taken for the forging process. The prepared specimens were induced for uni-direction (x), bi-direction (x and y) and multi-direction (x,y, and z) forging route and the response of microhardness of 53, 68, 81 and 96 VHN were obtained respectively due to microstructural phase changes with an even distribution of particles in the matrix. Thus, the tribological properties of prepared specimens were tested using pin-on-disc Tribometer at room temperature under dry sliding condition of load 5,10,15,20 N and by adjusting the sliding speed as 266 and 531 rpm respectively. The outcomes uncovered all the specimens that the wear rate increments with an increase in load and coefficient of friction show an increase at most extreme load conditions. Wear rate increments with increment in the sliding distance and Coefficient of friction also increment in sliding speed. As a result, it was concluded that multi-directional forged hybrid metal matrix composite was far better than uni and bi-directional forging specimens. The prepared specimen was prescribed for high precision parts inferable from its better tribological executions.