Investigation on Speed-load Sensitivity to Tribological Properties of Copper Metal Matrix Composites for Braking Application

Yelong Xiao, Pingping Yao, Haibin Zhou, Zhongyi Zhang, Taimin Gong, Lin Zhao, Minwen Deng
2020 Metals  
A sensitivity analysis of braking speed and normal load on tribological properties of copper metal matrix composites (Cu-MMCs) was investigated using a subscale dynamometer. The morphologies of the worn surface and subsurface were observed by a scanning electron microscope and 3D video microscope. The results indicated that temperatures on the Cu-MMC surface increased with increasing the braking speed and normal load. The average coefficient of friction gradually decreased as the braking speed
more » ... the braking speed or normal load increased, and a slight decrease in the wear rate with increasing the braking speed up to 17 m/s after which a clear increasing trend was observed. As the normal load increased from 612 N to 1836 N, the wear rate decreased firstly and then promptly decreased. The transition in wear mechanism of Cu-MMC significantly depended on braking speed and normal load.
doi:10.3390/met10070889 fatcat:pwjgrzrb75e3tpc7olyup6pgp4