Influence of Heat Treatment on Abrasive Wear Resistance of Silumin Matrix Composite Castings

Open access

The authors attempted at examining the effect of heat treatment on abrasive wear resistance of metal composite castings. Metal matrix composites were made by infiltrating preforms created from unordered short fibers (graphite or silumin) with liquid aluminium alloy AlSi12(b). Thus prepared composites were subject to solution heat treatment at a temperature of 520°C for four hours, then aging at a temperature of 220°C for four hours. Abrasion resistance of the material was tested before and after thermal treatment.

[1] W.B. Hillig, Making ceramic composites by melt infiltration, Am Ceram Soc Bull 73 , 4, 56-62 (1994).

[2] P. Malinowski, J.S. Suchy, Database for foundry engineers - simulation DB - a modern database storing simulation results, Journal of Achievements in Materiale Manufacturing Engineering 43, 349-352 (2012)

[3] J. Grabian, The saturation of reinforcement with ceramic disordered fibres during the production of cast of metal composites, Studies / Maritime University of Szczecin, 35, Szczecin 2001 (in Polish).

[4] K. Gawdzińska, M .Gucma, Two-criteria analysis of casting technologies of metal and composite foams, Archives of Metallugy and Materials 60, 1, 305-308 (2015)

[5] S. Pietrowski , Silumins, Published by Lodz University of Technology, Lodz (2001) (in Polish).

[6] S. Pietrowski, Crystallization of the structure and properties of Silumin piston, Published by Lodz University of Technology, Lodz (1999) (in Polish).

[7] S. Wierzbiński, Properties of metal composites, Published by OR EKOP S.C. Krakow (2003) (in Polish).

[8] M. Hebda, A. Wachal, Tribology. Published by WNT, Warszawa (1980) (in Polish).

[9] J.Jackowski, M. Szweycer, T. Tomaszewski, The effect of carbon fibre on nucleation of the phases of AlSi11-alloy as a composite matrix. Composite 4 (10), Jaszowiec (2004) (in Polish).

[10] T. Tomaszewski, Nucleation phase in the presence of metallic composite reinforcement. Master’s Thesis, University of Poznan WBMiZ, Poznan (2003) (in Polish).

[11] K. Gawdzińska Quality Features of Metal Matrix Composite Castings, Archives of Metallugy and Materials 59, 3, 659-662 (2013).

Archives of Metallurgy and Materials

The Journal of Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science and Commitee on Metallurgy of Polish Academy of Sciences

Journal Information

IMPACT FACTOR 2016: 0.571
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.776

CiteScore 2016: 0.85

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.347
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.740

Cited By


All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 181 120 8
PDF Downloads 61 50 1