Wear and Hardness Characterisation of Hot Forged Tungsten Carbide reinforced Aluminium 6061 Composite Materials


  • Adriana-Gabriela Schiopu Pitești University Centre, Faculty of Mechanics and Technology, National University of Science and Technology Politehnica Bucharest, Romania
  • Bhujang Mutt Girish Department of Mechanical Engineering, Alliance College of Engineering and Design, Alliance University, India
  • Bhujang Mutt Satish Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Mohan Babu University, India
  • Shivanandamurthy Shubha Department of Physics, RV College of Engineering, India
Volume: 14 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 12688-12693 | February 2024 | https://doi.org/10.48084/etasr.6659


The current study intends to examine how forging under hot conditions affects wear characteristics of tungsten carbide (WC) particles reinforced aluminum alloy 6061 composites. The reduction ratios of 20%, 40%, and 60% were employed during forging, and the percentages of reinforcement used were 0, 2, 4, and 6 (weight fractions). The investigation clearly showed that the forged composites had a substantially lower wear rate than the unforged composites. It was discovered that the wear behavior of the composite improved due to the higher content of WC particles present in the matrix. Enhanced wear rate was observed as the weight and sliding distance increased.


wear, hardness, hot forging, aluminium alloy, composites, tungsten carbide


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A.-G. Schiopu, B. M. Girish, B. M. Satish, and S. Shubha, “Wear and Hardness Characterisation of Hot Forged Tungsten Carbide reinforced Aluminium 6061 Composite Materials”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 12688–12693, Feb. 2024.


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