Wear Characteristics of Particulate Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites Fabricated by Pressureless Metal Infiltration Process

무가압함침법으로 제조된 입자강화 금속복합재료의 마모특성

  • Kim, Jae-Dong (Institute of Marine Industry, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Jung, Sun-Uk (School of Transport Vehicle Engineering, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Kim, Hyung-Jin (School of Transport Vehicle Engineering, Gyeongsang National University)
  • 김재동 (경상대학교 해양산업연구소) ;
  • 정순억 (경상대학교 수송기계공학부) ;
  • 김형진 (경상대학교 수송기계공학부)
  • Published : 2002.10.25


The effect of size and volume fraction of ceramic particles with sliding velocity on the wear properties were investigated for the metal matrix composites fabricated by pressureless infiltration process. The particulate metal matrix composites exhibited about 5.5 - 6 times of excellent wear resistance compared with AC8A alloy at high sliding velocity, and as increasing the particle size and decreasing the volume fraction the wear resistance was improved. The wear resistance of metal matrix composites and AC8A alloy exhibited different aspects. Wear loss of AC8A alloy increased with sliding velocity linearly. whereas metal matrix composites indicated more wear loss than AC8A alloy at slow velocity region, however a transition point of wear loss was found at middle velocity region which show the minimum wear loss, and wear loss at high velocity region exhibited nearly same value with slow velocity region. In terms of wear mechanism, the metal matrix composites exhibited the abrasive wear at slow to high sliding velocity generally, however AC8A alloy showed abrasive wear at low sliding velocity and adhesive and melt wear at high sliding velocity.