|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2011
||MS&T'11 Poster Session
||039 Effect of % Boron on the Tribological Performance of Alumina Matrix Multifunctional Composites for Energy Efficient Sliding Systems
||Rajeshwari Paluri, Sudeep Ingole
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
With upcoming stringent norms to improve energy efficiency and environmental safety, reducing frictional losses of the sliding systems are crucial. Newly developed alumina matrix multifunctional composites (AMMCs) showed promising mechanical properties and frictional performance. AMMCs have potential applications in low friction applications due the presence of low friction components in the matrix. AMMCs were synthesized using powder compaction. To optimize the composition of reinforcement (boron) and to correlate the structure and properties, it is important to understand the effect of reinforcement on the in-situ phase formation and their subsequent effect on the friction and wear properties. Therefore, this study will discuss the effect of boron on in-situ phases and friction and wear of AMMCs. It was found that sintering temperature, composition of reinforcement have influence on the friction and wear resistance of these composites. The wear resistance of the composite was better than alumina.