A Comparative Examination of the Friction Coefficient of two Different Sliding Bearing
The aim of this research work is to investigate the sliding properties of the monotectic surface layers developed by a laser surface-treatment technology. The coatings-remelting technology has been chosen from the laser surface treatment methods. The surface of Al-Si alloy was coated with a lead layer by galvanizing, then the basic material and the surface layer were remelted together by using laser beam produced a monotectic Al- Pb surface layer. The structure of monotectic surface layer has been determined by means of a light microscope and scanning electron microscope. The sliding properties of the basic material (as cast, nearly eutectic Al-Si alloy), the Al-Si-Pb monotectic surface layer as well as the Al-Cu-Sn sliding bearing (Al-Cu matrix and Sn sliding layer) used in the gas industry have been investigated.
M. Svéda et al., "A Comparative Examination of the Friction Coefficient of two Different Sliding Bearing", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 473-474, pp. 471-476, 2005