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Tribological Behavior of SiC-Reinforced Ti3SiC2-Based Composites under Dry Condition and under Lubricated Condition with Water and Ethanol

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To evaluate the lubrication compatibility of SiC-reinforced Ti3SiC2-based composites, i.e., a Ti3SiC2/SiC composite, with water and alcohol, sliding experiments were conducted under dry condition and lubricated with water and C2H5OH. The friction and wear of the Ti3SiC2/SiC composite decreased in the order of dry condition, in water, and in C2H5OH. The worn surfaces indicated that oxide masses, which caused oxidation wear and abrasive wear, were formed by tribo-oxidation on the sliding surface under the dry condition and in water, while tribo-oxidation scarcely occurred in C2H5OH.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8564, Japan

Publication date: September 1, 2006


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