The Effect of Ti Addition and Aging on Wear Behavior of AlMgSi Alloys Reinforced with In Situ Al3Ti Particles

Sun Y.

JOURNAL OF MATERIALS ENGINEERING AND PERFORMANCE, cilt.22, ss.162-169, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11665-012-0217-0
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.162-169


The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of Ti addition (1 and 2% Ti) and aging heat treatment on the mechanical and wear characteristics of Al-12Si-20Mg cast alloys. In preliminary studies conducted to determine the aging parameters, cast alloys were kept at 550 A degrees C for 2 h before being quenched into water and aged at 200 A degrees C for five different periods (3, 6, 9, 12, and 15 h). As the specimen aged for 12 h had the highest hardness value, all the specimens were aged at 200 A degrees C for 12 h. The microstructures of the as-cast and aged specimens were analyzed using an optical microscope and a scanning electron microscope. The hardness of the investigated alloys was measured by micro-hardness test. The wear tests were carried out using the pin-on-disk model wear test apparatus, and the results were evaluated according to weight loss. According to the wear test results, the wear behavior of the investigated alloys changed depending on the aging heat treatment applied and the load. While Ti addition and the aging heat treatment applied reduce the weight loss at low loads (5 N), they increase the weight loss at higher loads (10 and 20 N).