, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 29–39 | Cite as

Tribo-Surface Characteristics and Wear Behaviour of SiC@r-GO/Mg Composite Worn under Varying Control Factor

  • V. KavimaniEmail author
  • K. Soorya Prakash
  • M. S. Starvin
  • B. Kalidas
  • V. Viswamithran
  • S. R. Arun
Original Paper


In this research, AZ31 Mg alloy was reinforced with varying wt.% of SiC doped reduced graphene oxide(r-GO). Tribological behaviour of the developed MMC was investigated by varying the control factors viz. sliding velocity, sliding distance and applied load. Results revealed that addition of reinforcement has improved the wear resistance of developed Metal Matrix Composite (MMC). Amongst the samples, MMC made of 20 wt.% SiC doped r-GO showcased minimal wear rate and as well it is the optimal doping percentage for r-GO nanosheets. Any further addition of SiC into r-GO exhibited higher wear rate. Occurrence of delamination and abrasion wear mechanism was clearly evident from the worn out surface morphology of the developed MMC.


Powder metallurgy SiC r-GO Wear Friction coefficient Surface characterization Tribolayer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Kavimani
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. Soorya Prakash
    • 2
  • M. S. Starvin
    • 3
  • B. Kalidas
    • 4
  • V. Viswamithran
    • 5
  • S. R. Arun
    • 6
  1. 1.Karpagam Academy of Higher EducationCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringAnna University Regional CampusCoimbatoreIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity College of Engineering, NagercoilNagercoilIndia
  4. 4.Spintec Engineering Pvt ltdCoimbatoreIndia
  5. 5.Thai Summit Autoparts India Pvt. LtdChennaiIndia
  6. 6.L&T Technology Services LimitedChennaiIndia

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