Friction and Wear Behaviour of Borided Ti6Al4v Alloy Sliding Against Al2O3 and Si3N4 Balls in Water
This study focuses on tribological performance of as-received and borided Ti6Al4V alloys against ceramic counterfaces (Al2O3 and Si3N4 balls) in water. The wear mode of the alloy changed from ploughing to polishing by achieving a remarkable reduction in wear loss upon boriding. On the borided surface, the destructive action of the Si3N4 ball was very limited, when compared to that of the Al2O3 ball.
Andreas Öchsner, Graeme E. Murch and João M.P.Q. Delgado
E. Atar et al., "Friction and Wear Behaviour of Borided Ti6Al4v Alloy Sliding Against Al2O3 and Si3N4 Balls in Water", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 312-315, pp. 1004-1009, 2011