International Conference on Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Bangkok, Thailand, 13 - 14 July 2016, pp.58-61
Nowadays, carbon based materials such as graphite, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene have attracted much attention owing to their superior mechanical and physical properties. This study considers a laboratory test procedure for determining the wear of Aluminum Graphene Metal Matrix Composites during sliding using a pin-on-disk apparatus. For a pin specimen pure aluminum and Al–graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) composites reinforced with up to 2 wt% prepared and tested against cast iron counter body (Hardness: 526 HV) in ambient air at room temperature. Wear properties of friction pairs of materials were given with wear rates diagrams and coefficient of friction table. Effects of graphene addition on wear properties of given material pairs were examined.