Effect of Milling Time on Dry Sliding Wear Behaviors of Carbon Nanotubes Reinforced Al Matrix Composites


YILDIRIM M. , ÖZYÜREK D. , GÜRÜ M.

JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, cilt.20, ss.2633-2638, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1166/jnn.2020.17177
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2633-2638

Özet

In this study, the effect of mechanical milling time on microstructure, hardness and dry sliding wear behaviors of carbon nanotube reinforced aluminum matrix composites was investigated. Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (amount of 1%) were added to gas atomized AA7075 alloy as a reinforcement material and it was mechanical milled five different times. Milled Al-CNTs composite powders were added in a steel mold and pre-formed by cold pressing and hot pressing. Pre-formed composites samples were sintered. Microstructures of produced samples were examined by Scanning electron microscope. Density and hardness values were measured 1 ms(-1) sliding speed, 30 N loads and five different sliding distances were used in dry sliding wear tests on pin on disc type wear apparatus. As a result of the studies, it was found that the particle size increased as the milling time increased. Powders milled for 100 min had the largest particle size, whereas powders milled for 120 min had a smaller particle size. The results indicated that composites mechanically milled for 120 min had both the highest hardness value and the lowest weight loss.