In Situ Synthesis and Wear Resistance of Titanium Matrix Composites
The main purpose of this research is to evaluate the wear resistance of titanium matrix composites (TMCs). Reinforcements, TiB and TiC, were formed by in-situ reaction between boron carbide and commercial pure titanium. The confirmation of the sound synthesis of TMCs was done by phase identification. And then, sliding wear test were carried out to verify the wear resistance of TMCs by means of the coefficient of friction, wear loss and morphology wear track. The results of wear test indicate that TMCs have superior resistance than AISI H13 tool steel at the condition of severe loads.
T. Chandra, N. Wanderka, W. Reimers , M. Ionescu
B. J. Choi et al., "In Situ Synthesis and Wear Resistance of Titanium Matrix Composites", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 89-91, pp. 107-111, 2010