Mechanical Characteristics of High-Entropy Alloys and Their Constituent Metals in Friction Conditions at Low Sliding Velocities

  • V. F. GorbanEmail author
  • I. M. Zakiev
  • D. V. Kurilenko

The mechanical characteristics of high-entropy alloys and their constituent metals were examined by dry friction against diamond at low sliding velocities in air. The friction tests were performed at a velocity of 16 mm/sec and a diamond load of 2.2 N. With increasing friction coefficient, the wear rate of the metals and alloys tends to become higher. The linear wear ranges from 1.06 · 10–7 for chromium to 12.76 · 10–7 for aluminum. In addition, the linear wear of multicomponent alloys is lower than that of their constituent metals and ranges from 0.35 · 10–7 to 4.38 · 10–7. The linear wear of high-entropy alloys is a half to a quarter of the linear wear of individual metals because they differ in hardness, the friction coefficients being equal.


high-entropy alloys sliding velocity pressure wear rate friction coefficient 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. F. Gorban
    • 1
    Email author
  • I. M. Zakiev
    • 1
  • D. V. Kurilenko
    • 1
  1. 1.Frantsevich Institute for Problems of Materials Science, National Academy of Sciences of UkraineKyivUkraine

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