Optimization of Tribological Performance of Al6061T6/15% SiC/15% Al2O3/10% Graphite HMMC using Taguchi Method and Grey Relational Analysis

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Volume-8 Number-4                          
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors :  Vinod Kumar , Surender Sharma , Anup Verma


Vinod Kumar , Surender Sharma , Anup Verma."Optimization of Tribological Performance of Al6061T6/15% SiC/15% Al2O3/10% Graphite HMMC using Taguchi Method and Grey Relational Analysis", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology(IJETT), V8(4),181-190 February 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group


Optimization of tribological performance parameters of Al-6061T6 alloy reinforced with SiC, (Al2O3) 15% and graphite particulates of weight percentage of 10%. The wear and frictional properties of the hybrid metal matrix composites was studied by performing dry sliding wear test using pin-on-disc wear tester based on Taguchi method and Grey relational analysis. A L27 orthogonal array was selected for analysis of the data. From the tests result, it is observed that parameter applied load and sliding distance have significant contribution in controlling the friction and wear behaviour of hybrid composites. A confirmation test is also carried out to verify the accuracy of the result obtained through the optimization problem.


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Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs), Friction, Wear, Taguchi Method, Grey Relational Analysis, Analysis of Variance.