Formation of Composite Surface during Friction Surfacing of Steel with Aluminium

S. Janakiraman, K. Udaya Bhat
2012 Advances in Tribology  
Commercial pure aluminium was deposited on medium carbon steel using friction surfacing route. An aluminium rod was used as the consumable tool. Normal load and tool rotation speed were the variables. Under certain combinations of load and speed the deposition was continuous and uniform. The deposit consisted of Al embedded with fine particles of iron. The interface between substrate material and deposited material was smooth and relatively small. A mechanism is discussed for formation of a composite surface on the steel substrate.
doi:10.1155/2012/614278 fatcat:3c7f2u34x5dkdcm5oepzy6obr4