@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9999690,
	  title     = {Wear Behavior of Commercial Aluminium Engine Block and Piston under Dry Sliding Condition},
	  author    = {M. S. Kaiser and  Swagata Dutta},
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	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {In the present work, the effect of load and sliding
distance on the performance tribology of commercially used
aluminium-silicon engine block and piston was evaluated at ambient
conditions with humidity of 80% under dry sliding conditions using a
pin-on-disc with two different loads of 5N and 20N yielding applied
pressure of 0.30MPa and 1.4MPa, respectively, at sliding velocity of
0.29ms-1 and with varying sliding distance ranging from 260m-
4200m. Factors and conditions that had significant effect were
identified. The results showed that the load and the sliding distance
affect the wear rate of the alloys and the wear rate increased with
increasing load for both the alloys. Wear rate also increases almost
linearly at low loads and increase to a maximum then attain a plateau
with increasing sliding distance. For both applied loads the piston
alloy showed the better performance due to higher Ni and Mg
content. The worn surface and wear debris was characterized by
optical microscope, SEM and EDX analyzer. The worn surface was
characterized by surface with shallow grooves at loads while the
groove width and depth increased as the loads increases. Oxidative
wear was found to be the predominant mechanisms in the dry sliding
of Al-Si alloys at low loads.
	    journal   = {International Journal of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering},
	  volume    = {8},
	  number    = {8},
	  year      = {2014},
	  pages     = {860 - 865},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/9999690},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/92},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 92, 2014},