A study on sliding wear of a 7075 aluminum alloy

Baydogan M., Cimenoglu H., Kayali E.

WEAR, vol.257, pp.852-861, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 257
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.wear.2004.05.006
  • Journal Name: WEAR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.852-861
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, the effect of retrogression and reaging (RRA) treatment on dry sliding and corrosive wear properties of 7075 aluminum alloy, which was received originally in the T6 temper condition, has been investigated. Retrogression was carried out at four different temperatures between 170 and 380 degreesC for 60 s. Following the retrogression, alloys were reaged at 120 degreesC for 24h. Wear tests were conducted on a ball-on-disc-type wear tester by rubbing Al2O3 balls against the surfaces of the alloys. Corrosive wear tests were carried out in a 30 g/l NaCl + 10 g/l HCl solution. Retrogression at 220 and 240 degreesC improved the dry sliding wear resistance when compared to the T6 temper. However, RRA-treated alloys exhibited higher corrosive wear rate than that of the T6-tempered alloy. Worn surface examinations revealed the wear mechanisms as adhesion for the dry sliding wear and abrasion for the corrosive wear. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.