Wear performance investigation of AlSi8Cu3Fe aluminum alloy related to aging parameters
Ebru Baser, Alper Incesu, Sedef Sismanoglu, Ali Gungor
Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Karabuk University, Karabuk, TURKEY
Mechanical Properties,Al-Si Alloys
Aluminum silicon alloys are the most preferred alloys for industrial applications due to their ease of production and lightness. It is important to improve the mechanical properties of these materials in order to increase their usage. Wear properties are one of these mechanical properties that can be improved. In this present investigation, 3 different artificial aging durations; 2hrs, 4 hrs, 8 hrs aging at 200 °C were applied after solution heat treatment for 4 hrs. at 540 °C to the AlSi8Cu3Fe alloy. Microstructural analysis, mechanical tests were applied to understand the effect of aging parameters on wear performance and also hardness values of AlSi8Cu3Fe alloy. According to the results obtained from tests and analyzes, the highest wear resistance was reached on the 4 hrs. aged sample. © 2018 MIM Research Group. All rights reserved.