The tribological properties of aluminum based Al-25Zn-1Mg alloy was experimentally investigated in an MSc thesis, and the results are presented in this study. To this purpose, Al-25Zn-1Mg was commercially produced by casting. The prepared samples were divided into seven groups: no-process, solution treatment, and artificial aging for 1, 3, 6, 12 and 24 hours. Aged and untreated samples were subjected to tribological experiments under conditions of dry friction under 5 N and 10 N loads at speed of 200 rpm, 400 rpm and 800 rpm for a distance of 500 m. As a result of the tests, it was found that hardness increases in all samples depending on the aging process. It was also found that when the test speed was kept constant, the coefficient of friction increased with increasing load.
Funding statement: The authors would like to thank the Süleyman Demirel University Scientific Research Projects Management Unit, which supported the project financially under Project No: 3859-M-14.
About the authors
Recai Fatih Tunay was born in 1977. He is an Assoc. Prof. Dr. in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Faculty, Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey. His research interests are tribology and machine design.
Hayder Isam Abdulzahra AL SAADI, was born in 1981. He is an Engineer at the Ministry of Construction and Housing and Municipalities and Public Works, Bagdad, Iraq. He received his Master’s degree at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey.
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