An Al-4·5Cu-10Pb alloy was processed by spray forming as well as impeller mixing followed by chill casting methods. The microstructure, mechanical properties and dry sliding wear characteristics of the alloy were evaluated. The spray formed alloy showed an equiaxed grain morphology with a uniform dispersion of lead particles in the matrix phase. In contrast a cellular-dendritic morphology of the primary phase was the characteristic feature of the alloy processed by impeller mixing and chill casting method. The spray formed alloy indicated its superior mechanical properties and low wear rate particularly at higher applied load and sliding velocity. The possible reason for this behaviour is discussed in the light of microstructure of the alloy and the nature of the worn out surfaces of the wear test specimens.
Volume 44, 2021
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Prof. Subi Jacob George — Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru
Chemical Sciences 2020
Prof. Surajit Dhara — School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Physical Sciences 2020
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