Friction and Wear Behaviour of Borided Ti6Al4v Alloy Sliding Against Al2O3 and Si3N4 Balls in Water

ATAR E., Kayali E. S., Çimenoğlu H.

6th International Conference on Diffusion in Solids and Liquids, Paris, France, 5 - 07 July 2010, pp.1004-1005 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.4028/
  • City: Paris
  • Country: France
  • Page Numbers: pp.1004-1005
  • Keywords: Boriding, Borides, Titanium, Ti6Al4V, Wear, Water
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study focuses on tribological performance of as-received and bonded Ti6Al4V alloys against ceramic counterfaces (Al2O3 and Si3N4 balls) in water. The wear mode of the alloy changed from ploughing to polishing by achieving a remarkable reduction in wear loss upon bonding. On the bonded surface, the destructive action of the Si3N4 ball was very limited, when compared to that of the Al2O3 ball.