Electroless nickel (EN) and electroless nickel composite (ENC) coatings were deposited on aluminium alloy substrate, LM24. The micro abrasion test was conducted to study the wear behaviour of the coatings with the effect of SiC concentration. Microhardness of the coatings was tested also. The wear scars were analysed using optical microscope and scanning electron microscope (SEM). The wear resistance was found to be improved in composite coating that has higher microhardness as compared to particles free and the bare aluminium substrate. In as-deposited condition for the composite coating, the wear volume increases on increase in SiC percentage in the coating but is found to be minimum for lower SiC percentage. The increase in hardness on heat treatment at 400°C is due to the hardening or grain coarsening with the formation Ni3P.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||ICMCTF'14 - International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings & Thin Films - CA, San Diego, United States|
Duration: 28 Apr 2014 → 02 May 2014
|Conference||ICMCTF'14 - International Conference On Metallurgical Coatings & Thin Films|
|Period||28/04/2014 → 02/05/2014|