Comparative tribological properties of AZ91D magnesium alloy after strengthening by SiC powder and after severe plastic deformation
The paper presents the results of studies of tribological properties of the contact of the tool steel composition Fe-18W-4Cr-1,2V with the magnesium alloy AZ91D strengthened by submicron powder filling out of SiC and severe plastic deformation (SPD), namely equalchannel angular pressing (ECAP). It is stated that introduction of SiC powder filling to the magnesium alloy the friction coefficient on the moving frictional contact increases, the wear rate reduces. These tribotecnical characteristics are influenced by the size and volume of the particles of powder filling, normal loading force and slip rate. SPD of the initial material results in reduction of the adhesion constituent of the friction coefficient.