Investigation of SiC particle size variation on the tribological properties of Cu-6Sn-SiC composite
Journal article, 2020

Copper have always been an important material and incorporation of elements into copper for property enhancement. Bronze is a relevant cuprous alloy which is important for many industrial and automotive applications like bearings and machineries. The present research is directed towards the fabrication and tribological analysis of regular bronze (Cu-6Sn) and metal matrix composites reinforced with varying particle sized SiC ceramic reinforcement (30, 35 and 40 ┬Ám). The developed specimens were subjected to wear analysis according to ASTM standards, to identify the tribological properties utilizing a pin on disk tribometer. It was noted that the wear rates of developed MMC's phenomenally decremented with an increase in size of SiC particle reinforcement. Also, the test parameters were influential in altering the wear rates to notable margins. The standard scanning electron microscopy techniques aided in identifying the influence of adhesive wear on the specimen surface.


Metal matrix composite




K. V. Shankar

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University

A. M. Chandroth

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University

Student at Chalmers

K. J.A. Ghosh

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University

C. B. Sudhin

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University

A. S. Pai

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University

A. Biju

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University

K. R. Sriram

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University

Archives of Foundry Engineering

1897-3310 (ISSN) 2299-2944 (eISSN)

Vol. 20 4 133-138

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Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology

Composite Science and Engineering



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