Tribological Properties of AlSi11-SiCp Composite Castings Produced by Pressure Die Casting Method

Journal title

Archives of Foundry Engineering




No 3

Publication authors


Composites ; Pressure die casting ; Tribological properties

Divisions of PAS

Nauki Techniczne


Archives of Foundry Engineering continues the publishing activity started by Foundry Commission of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in Katowice in 1978. The initiator of it was the first Chairman Professor Dr Eng. Wacław Sakwa – Corresponding Member of PAN, Honorary Doctor of Czestochowa University of Technology and Silesian University of Technology. This periodical first name was „Solidification of Metals and Alloys” , and made possible to publish the results of works achieved in the field of the Basic Problems Research Cooperation. The subject of publications was related to the title of the periodical and concerned widely understand problems of metals and alloys crystallization in a casting mold. In 1978-2000 the 44 issues have been published. Since 2001 the Foundry Commission has had patronage of the annually published “Archives of Foundry” and since 2007 quarterly published “Archives of Foundry Engineering”. Thematic scope includes scientific issues of foundry industry:

  • Theoretical Aspects of Casting Processes,
  • Innovative Foundry Technologies and Materials,
  • Foundry Processes Computer Aiding,
  • Mechanization, Automation and Robotics in Foundry,
  • Transport Systems in Foundry,
  • Castings Quality Management,
  • Environmental Protection.


The measurement results concerning the abrasive wear of AlSi11-SiC particles composites are presented in paper. The method of

preparing a composite slurry composed of AlSi11 alloy matrix and 10, 20% vol.% of SiC particles, as well as the method of its highpressure

die casting was described. Composite slurry was injected into metal mould of cold chamber pressure die cast machine and

castings were produced at various values of the piston velocity in the second stage of injection, diverse intensification pressure values, and

various injection gate width values. Very good uniform arrangement of SiC particles in volume composite matrix was observed and these

results were publicated early in this journal. The kinetics of abrasive wear and correlation with SiC particles arrangement in composite

matrix were presented. Better wear resistance of composite was observed in comparison with aluminium alloy. Very strong linear

correlation between abrasive wear and particle arrangement was observed. The conclusion gives the analysis and the interpretation of the

obtained results.


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