Surface modified rice husk ceramic particles as a functional additive: Improving the tribological behaviour of aluminium matrix composites

  • Cheng, Lehua (College of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Chaohu University) ;
  • Yu, Dongrui (Institute of Tribology, Hefei University of Technology) ;
  • Hu, Enzhu (Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Hefei University) ;
  • Tang, Yuchao (Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Hefei University) ;
  • Hu, Kunhong (Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Hefei University) ;
  • Dearn, Karl David (Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Birmingham) ;
  • Hu, Xianguo (Institute of Tribology, Hefei University of Technology) ;
  • Wang, Min (College of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Chaohu University)
  • 투고 : 2017.05.08
  • 심사 : 2017.12.12
  • 발행 : 2018.04.30


An electroless deposition method was used to modify the surface properties of rice husk ceramic particles (RHC) by depositing nano-nickel on the surface of the RHC (Ni-RHC). The dry tribological performances of aluminum matrix composite adobes containing different contents of RHC and Ni-RHC particles have been investigated using a micro-tribometer. Results showed that the Ni-RHC particles substantially improved both the friction and wear properties of the Ni-RHC/aluminum matrix adobes. The optimal concentration was determined to be 15 wt% for both the RHC and Ni-RHC particles. The improvements in the tribological properties of aluminum adobes including the Ni-RHC were ascribed to friction-induced peeling off of Ni coating and formation of protection layer on the wear zone, both of which led to low friction and wear volume.



연구 과제 주관 기관 : National Natural Science Foundation of China


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