Investigation of Roller Burnishing Process on the Mechanical Characteristics, and Micro-hardness of Al-4 wt% Cu Under Hot Work Conditions

  • Safwan M. A. Al-Qawabah
  • Nabeel Abu Shaban
  • Ahmad Al-Aboshi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Burnishing process is a finishing operation that is widely used to increase the fatigue life, wear resistance, and micro-hardness. Roller burnishing processes was used in this work due to its low cost and its simple mechanism. The importance of his study came from the enhancement in the surface layer of Al-4% Cu alloy that translates the tensile stress to compressive stress which is save especially when the material is operated under cyclic loading. A roller burnishing tool was used to investigate the microstructure, micro-hardness and the depth of penetration on Al-4% Cu at 200 °C. It was found that the maximum penetration was 330 µm at 40 N burnishing forces and 0.08 mm/rev feed, Furthermore; the maximum micro-hardness was enhanced by 184.4% at 40 N burnishing force and 0.08 mm/rev feed.


Hot burnishing Aluminum Copper Surface Micro-hardness Roller burnishing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Safwan M. A. Al-Qawabah
    • 1
  • Nabeel Abu Shaban
    • 1
  • Ahmad Al-Aboshi
    • 1
  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentAl-Zaytoonah University of JordanAmmanJordan

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