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Tribological properties of surface modified Ti-6Al-4V alloy under lubricated condition using Taguchi approach

Maleque, Md. Abdul and Paijan, Lailatul Harina and Bello, Kamillo and ,, Mohd Azwan and Rahman, Md Mustafizur (2018) Tribological properties of surface modified Ti-6Al-4V alloy under lubricated condition using Taguchi approach. Jurnal Tribologi, 17. pp. 15-28. E-ISSN 2289-7232

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Surface modification technique is important to enhance the tribological properties of titanium alloy grade 5 (Ti6Al-4V). One of the surface melting techniques is tungsten inert gas (TIG) torch welding to produce similar results to the costly high power laser technique. The substrate alloy was preplaced with silicon carbide (SiC) powder and then melted using tungsten inert gas (TIG) torch surface melting technique. The process parameters of the surface melting technique are current, voltage, travel speed and SiC powder size. The process optimization was carried out to obtain the desired quality characteristics of the SiC coated surface using Taguchi method in the Minitab version 17 software. The results showed that the significant improvement of hardness and better wear rate performance. The maximum hardness increased until 482.3 Hv compared to substrate material of 152.8 Hv. The lowest result of the SiC modified titanium alloy for wear rate is 0.1711 mm3/Nm and coefficient of friction is 0.39. It is found that the voltage and SiC powder sizes play important role on the hardness, wear resistance and coefficient of friction of the modified titanium alloy surface layer.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6103/64403
Uncontrolled Keywords: TIG torch technique; Tribology characteristics;Optimization;Taguchi Approach Ti-6Al-4V
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T11.95 Industrial directories
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials of engineering and construction
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy > TN600 Metallurgy
T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS200 Metal manufactures. Metalworking
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Dr. Md Abdul Maleque
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2018 22:58
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2019 16:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/64403

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