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Metal Science and Heat Treatment

, Volume 52, Issue 7–8, pp 368–370 | Cite as

Improved wear resistance of an aluminum – zirconia composite

  • R. Fuentes-Ramirez
  • A. Perez-Gonzalez
  • V. M. Castaño Meneses
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The wear resistance of aluminum has been improved with zirconia material. The method consists in compacting aluminum powder and the compacted piece immersed several times in a colloidal zirconia solution until a constant weight was reached. The solution penetrated the piece and infiltrated the preform. A wear test was carried out in a pin-on-disc machine. By measuring the weight loss, it was shown that the composite had significant improvement in wear resistance compared to pure aluminum.

Key words

zirconia aluminum-powder wear-resistance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Fuentes-Ramirez
    • 1
  • A. Perez-Gonzalez
    • 1
  • V. M. Castaño Meneses
    • 2
  1. 1.División de Ciencias Naturales y Exactas, Campus GuanajuatoUniversidad de GuanajuatoGuanajuatoMéxico
  2. 2.Centro de Física Aplicada y Tecnología AvanzadaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoQuerétaroMéxico

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