Date of Award

2002

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Mechanical, Automotive, and Materials Engineering

First Advisor

Alpas, A. T.

Keywords

Engineering, Materials Science.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

In recent years a number of aluminum-silicon alloys and some graphitic aluminum matrix composites have been fabricated for potential tribological applications in the automotive industry, in particular for lightweight high efficiency internal combustion engines to replace conventional uses of cast iron. This study provides a systematic investigation for wear mechanisms in dry sliding of the graphitic aluminum-matrix composites (A356 Al-10%SiC-4%Gr and A356 Al-5%Al2O3-3%Gr) developed for cylinder liner applications. Two eutectic Al-Si alloys (modified with rare earth elements) developed for wear resistant engine blocks were also studied. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2002 .R52. Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 64-01, Section: B, page: 0372. Adviser: Ahmet Alpas. Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2002.

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