Materials Research, cilt.18, ss.813-820, 2015 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
In this present study, the effect of i n-situ formed TiAl3 and AlTiSi intertnetallic phases within A356 aluminum alloy on the dry sliding wear behaviors was investigated. The TiAl3 and AlTiSi intennetallic phases were obtained by synthesizing A356 aluminum alloy containing 6% titanium for different times (1, 4, 8 and 16h). The cold pressed samples were sintered in an argon atmosphere at 530 degrees C for one hour (10 degrees C/min) and then cooled in the furnace. The sink:red samples were synthesized at 550 degrees C for different times (1, 4, 8 and 16h), and the in-situ aluminum matrix composites (AMCs) were produced. Wear tests of the AMCs were performed under 30 N load and at 1 ms(-1) sliding speed for five different sliding distances. As the result of the studies performed, formation of in-situ TiAl3 and AlTiSi intemietallic phases were detected. With the increase M synthesizing time, the porosity in the structure was found to be reduced. In addition, it was observed that the densities and hardness of the composites increased depending on the synthesizing time. The wear test results revealed that increasing hardness values of A356 + 6% Ti AMCs decreased the weight loss.