Materials Transactions, JIM
Online ISSN : 2432-471X
Print ISSN : 0916-1821
ISSN-L : 0916-1821
Effects of Swaging and Aluminium Content on the Microstructure and Mechanical and Sliding Wear Properties of Zinc-Based Alloys
O. P. ModiR. P. YadavB. K. PrasadA. K. JhaR. DasguptaG. Dixit
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1998 Volume 39 Issue 5 Pages 582-586


An attempt has been made to examine the influence of swaging on the microstructure, mechanical properties and sliding wear characteristics of some zinc-based alloys comprising varying concentrations of aluminium. The density of the alloys decreased with aluminium content while hardness followed a reverse trend. Further, the aluminium concentration in an intermediate range (close to 27.5%) led the alloy system to attain maximum tensile properties and sliding wear resistance. Swaged specimens exhibited properties superior to their as-cast variety irrespective of the test condition and aluminium content.

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