Soviet Powder Metallurgy and Metal Ceramics

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 76–84 | Cite as

Titanium base antifriction materials (Review)

  • I. D. Radomysel'skii
  • N. N. Manukyan
Test Methods and Properties of Powder Metallurgical Materials


The low antifriction properties of titanium and its alloys are caused by seizing of the rubbing surfaces as the result of adhesion of titanium, the high coefficient of friction (0.48–0.68), and the low wear resistance and thermal conductivity (8.38–16.76 W/m·K).

Surface hardening of titanium alloy parts is applicable only for light operating conditions. It does not solve the problem of the antifriction properties of titanium as a valuable metal for the parts of rubbing pairs.

Work in the area of the powder metallurgy of titanium confirms the possibility of the creation of a new class of titanium alloys with the necessary combination of antifriction properties.


Titanium Thermal Conductivity Wear Resistance Titanium Alloy Powder Metallurgy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. D. Radomysel'skii
    • 1
    • 2
  • N. N. Manukyan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Problems of Material ScienceAcademy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSRUkraine
  2. 2.Erevan Polytechnic InstituteUSSR

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