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Investigation on the Unlubricated Sliding Tribological Properties of Ti–20Zr–6.5Al–4V Alloy at Elevated Temperatures

  • H. ZhongEmail author
  • L. Q. Yang
  • Y. Yue
  • C. P. Zhang
  • F. X. Jin
  • M. Gu
  • M. Z. MaEmail author
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Abstract

In this study, unlubricated sliding friction and wear properties of a recently-developed TiZr-based alloy (Ti–20Zr–6.5Al–4V, TZ20 hereafter) were tested at elevated temperatures ranging from room temperature to 673 K. After the tribological tests, worn surface and cross-section of TZ20 alloy were analyzed to illustrate its wear behavior. The results showed that the wear rate was increased firstly with the ambient temperature, which then decreased when the temperature exceeded critical transition temperature (473 K). Also, the dominant wear mechanisms changed from adhesive wear at room temperature to abrasive wear at 473 K, and then to mild abrasive wear at highest ambient temperature of 673 K. The variations of wear behaviors could be attributed to tribo-oxide layer formed during sliding process. At ambient temperature of 673 K, the tribo-oxide layer formed on the surface was thicker and more compact, and showed more obvious protective role on tribological properties of TZ20 alloy.

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Keywords

TZ20 alloy Elevated temperature Wear behavior Tribo-oxide layer 

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Acknowledgements

This research got financial support from NSFC (Grant No. 51671166/51801054), Talent Fund Project from Hefei University (18-19RC50). We are also grateful to the tribological test from J.P. Wang from Rtec instruments.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringHefei UniversityHefeiChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Metastable Materials Science and TechnologyYanshan UniversityQinhuangdaoChina
  3. 3.National United Engineering Laboratory for Advanced Bearing TribologyHenan University of Science and TechnologyLuoyangChina

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