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Investigation of Tensile behaviour, Seizure Conditions and Frictional Characteristics of Al-Zn-Cu-Mg Alloy based Composites

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In a current scenario, light weighted composites are the prime need of manufacturers in aerospace, automotive, marine and other applications due to their excellent properties compared to traditional materials. The current study includes the fabrication of Al Alloy 7068-based composites reinforced with Si3N4 nanoparticles by 0.5 to 2.0 wt. % by maintaining a difference of 0.5 wt. % through stir casting approach advanced with ultrasonic treatment. The effect of reinforcement on the tensile behaviour of casted samples was analyzed in terms of ultimate tensile strength, and ductility. The wear performance of casted samples was analysed in terms of volumetric weight loss and COF under the effect of applied pressure, sliding velocity and sliding distance. On the investigation of tensile strength, 1.5 wt. % nanocomposite is the optimum one beyond which agglomeration starts which affects the strength. Wear loss increased with applied stress, sliding velocity and sliding distance. COF also increased with sliding distance but decreased with applied stress. There is a significant increment in seizure pressure noticed with reinforcement addition. Adhesion is the dominant wear mechanism observed during sliding, whereas mixed (adhesion and abrasion) type of wear is noticed for 2 wt. % at higher applied pressure and distance.

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The authors are thankful to Mechanical Engineering Department and Material Science Metallurgical Engineering Department of Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology Bhopal (MANIT) for providing the testing facilities and Department of Material science, IIT Kanpur for providing the characterization facilities for this study

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The concept, idea, and framework of this research is done by Ashish Kumar, Rajesh Purohit and R. S. Rana. The experimentation is done by Ashish Kumar, and Madhusuan Baghel, the critical analysis and results were prepared by Ashish Kumar, Anurag Namdev and Rajan Kumar, The introduction, materials and method was prepared by Ashish Kumar and Madhusudan Baghel, and the final editing was done by Anurag Namdev and Rajan Kumar.

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Kumar, A., Rana, R.S., Purohit, R. et al. Investigation of Tensile behaviour, Seizure Conditions and Frictional Characteristics of Al-Zn-Cu-Mg Alloy based Composites. Silicon 15, 7903–7915 (2023).

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