Research Papers/Topics in Material Science

Abrasive wear behaviour of Al-Cu-Mg/palm kernel shell ash particulate composite

This paper presents a systematic approach to develop a wear model of Al-Cu-Mg/Palmkernel shell ash particulate composites (PKSAp) produced by double stir -castingmethod. Four factors, five levels, central composite, rotatable design matrix was usedto optimize the number of experiments. The factors considered were sliding velocity,sliding distance, normal load and mass fraction of PKSA reinforcement in the matrix.Response surface methodology (RSM) was employed to develop the mathematicalmodel....