Partner: F. Gili

Ostatnie publikacje
1.Strojny-Nędza A., Pietrzak K., Gili F., Chmielewski M., FGM based on copper–alumina composites for brake disc applications, ARCHIVES OF CIVIL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, ISSN: 1644-9665, DOI: 10.1007/s43452-020-00079-1, Vol.20, No.3, pp.83-1-13, 2020


Copper-alumina composites of the interpenetrating networks type are interesting materials for many applications because of their properties. On the base of preliminary investigations and practical works, in order to obtain a material with high resistance to friction wear as well as good dissipation of heat generated during work, it was decided that a developed material would be prepared on the base of the Cu-Al2O3 composite, with a graded composition. In this paper, we present the developed method of manufacturing dense copper–alumina FGMs, using ceramic preform with a graded porosity infiltrated with molten copper. The article also presents the full characterization of the obtained materials and mainly the impact of microstructure on the useful properties. The produced gradient material of a Cu-Al2O3 brake disk underwent tribological tests under conditions resembling real conditions. These disks also went through a series of abrasive wear trials at different operation stages. In comparison with the reference material (i.e., grey cast iron), the obtained gradient materials are characterized by a lower degree of wear when retaining a similar coefficient of friction value due to the ceramic phase addition. Additionally, it was found that using the copper-based gradient material guarantees faster heat dissipation from the contact area.

Słowa kluczowe:

composites, interpenetrating network materials, functionally gradient materials, brake disc

Afiliacje autorów:

Strojny-Nędza A.-Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (PL)
Pietrzak K.-IPPT PAN
Gili F.-other affiliation
Chmielewski M.-Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (PL)