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

Abstract

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.