Investigation of wear and scuffing behaviour of ferrous thermal spray coatings for aluminum engines.

Date of Award


Publication Type

Doctoral Thesis

Degree Name



Mechanical, Automotive, and Materials Engineering

First Advisor

Alpas, A. T.


Engineering, Materials Science.



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The development of lightweight internal combustion engines using materials such as cast aluminum alloys represents one of the most significant technological developments in the automotive industry. These engines reduce weight, which in turn reduce fuel consumption and emission. However, poor wear resistance and low seizure load of unprotected Al-Si alloys are a major drawback for applications involving sliding contact in automotive engine blocks. The wear resistance of cast aluminum parts can be improved by depositing coatings on the sliding surfaces. In this respect, iron based coatings deposited through a thermal spray process may play an important role in improving wear resistances of aluminium parts used in the automotive industry. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2004 .E37. Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 65-10, Section: B, page: 5340. Advisers: A. T. Alpas; T. Perry. Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2004.