Impact of chemical composition on tribological properties of AlxCoCrFeNi high-entropy alloys

  • 1 Department of Materials and Production Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Bialystok University of Technology, Poland


High-entropy alloys were first extensively described in 2004 [1]. Despite the increasing scientific interest in these materials, there is still much to discover. The AlCoCrFeNi alloy is one of the most popular HEAs. Scientists often study the mechanical properties of this alloy and the effect of varying the different component contents on its properties [2,3]. There are also studies on the effects of alloying additives on structure and properties [4,5]. In this study, high-entropy alloys were obtained by induction melting. The influence of aluminium content and titanium addition on tribological properties of AlxCoCrFeNi alloy was tested. Furthermore, the alloys were characterised by X-ray diffraction (XRD), hardness, and microstructure examination. The occurring wear mechanisms and tribological properties of the tested high-entropy alloys were analysed and compared with the results obtained for C45 steel. The received results confirm the influence of Al content in AlxCoCrFeNi alloy and Ti addition on tribological properties



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