Fuzzy Logic Modeling for Higher Adhesion Strength of Cr/Cr-N Multilayer Thin Film Coating on Aerospace AL7075-T6 Alloy for Higher Fretting Fatigue Life

  • Erfan Zalnezhad
  • Ahmed Aly Diaa Mohammed Sarhan
Conference paper

Abstract

Adhesion strength of coating is one of the most imperative factors in magnetron sputtering technique. Therefore; exploring the effect of coating parameters on enhancing adhesion strength of coating to substrate is extremely important. In this study, an experimental assessment was carried out to discover the fretting fatigue life of Cr/CrN coated AL7075-T6 alloy with higher adhesion strength to substrate by application of PVD magnetron sputtering technique. A fuzzy logic method was utilized to examine how to achieve higher adhesion of coating regarding to changes in input process parameters including DC power, nitrogen flow rate and temperature for fretting fatigue life Improvement.

Keywords

Adhesion AL7075-T6 Cr-CrN coating Fretting fatigue Fuzzy logic Magnetron sputters technique 

Notes

Acknowledgment

This research was funded by the UMRG grant with number: RP021C-13AET from the University of Malaya, Malaysia.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erfan Zalnezhad
    • 1
  • Ahmed Aly Diaa Mohammed Sarhan
    • 1
  1. 1.Center of Advanced Manufacturing and Material Processing, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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