Title: Wear and corrosion behaviour of titanium carbide reinforced metal matrix composites for automobile brake disc application

Authors: V. Sivananth; P. Karuppusamy; K. Lingadurai

Addresses: Engineering Department, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Section, Ibri College of Technology, P.O. Box 466, Postal Code 516, Al Aqder, Ibri, Oman ' Department of Automobile Engineering, Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi – 642003, Tamilnadu, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College of Engineering, Dindigul – 624622, Tamilnadu, India

Abstract: The wear and corrosion behaviour of aluminium silicon (Al-Si) alloy with titanium carbide (TiC) were investigated in this article. Initially automobile brake discs of a passenger car were fabricated by stir casting method with 10 wt. % of TiC in Al-Si alloy. A small part cut from the brake shoe used as a pin to slide against MMC and Grey cast iron in dry condition. It was found from the results that the wear resistance and coefficient of friction for TiC reinforced MMC is better than iron. Experimental values of wear agree very closely with simulation results. Potentiodynamic polarisation measurements exhibits that the corrosion resistance decreased with increasing TiC weight percentage. However, the hardness of the samples was increased. SEM analysis showed more no. of corrosion spots in samples with 10 wt. % of TiC. XRD analysis revealed that the presence of reinforcement in matrix affect the corrosion rate.

Keywords: wear; corrosion; titanium carbide; TiC; brake disc; automobile; metal matrix composites; MMC; artificial neural network; ANN.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMATEI.2019.101970

International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation, 2019 Vol.10 No.3, pp.246 - 267

Received: 22 May 2018
Accepted: 31 Dec 2018

Published online: 28 Aug 2019 *

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