Wear Behavioral and Mechanical Studies on Liquid Forged VAL12 Alloy Strengthened by Lanthanum Oxide Dispersoids

Abstract

Aluminium composite with VAL12 as matrix and La2O3 as dispersoids fabricated through liquid metallurgy route involving liquid forging operation through squeeze casting process in the present investigation. The frictional characteristics of as-cast aluminium composites are studied under dry sliding wear tests by varying the service factors. The samples prepared were examined for its uniform distribution of the reinforcement, phases formed using advanced characterization facilities. Taguchi orthogonal array method is employed in designing the experiments, and the responses are recorded in terms of wear rate and frictional coefficient. The mechanistic studies are carried out by analyzing the wear surface morphology using SEM. Predominantly AMMC shows delamination and abrasion at higher loads due to thermal softening and adhesive mechanisms at lower loads. Load and sliding distance majorly characterize the wear behavior of the AMMCs under un-lubricated sliding conditions.

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Srinivasan, S.A., Babu, S.P.K., Thirumaran, B. et al. Wear Behavioral and Mechanical Studies on Liquid Forged VAL12 Alloy Strengthened by Lanthanum Oxide Dispersoids. J. Inst. Eng. India Ser. D (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40033-020-00224-3

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Keywords

  • VAL12
  • Squeeze cast
  • Dry sliding wear
  • DOE
  • ANOVA