Effect of laser-textured surface of Ti6Al4V on frictional wear behavior

Zul, M. H. and Ishak, M. and Nasir, R. M. and Aiman, M. H. and Quazi, M. M. (2023) Effect of laser-textured surface of Ti6Al4V on frictional wear behavior. International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (IJAME), 20 (1). pp. 10165-10174. ISSN 2229-8649 (Print); 2180-1606 (Online). (Published)

Effect of laser_textured surface of Ti6Al4V on frictional wear behavior.pdf
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (759kB) | Preview


The need for titanium and its alloys has led to a significant increase in commercial manufacturing, although this material’s poor tribological qualities have been a drawback. The present study was to determine the effect of laser-textured surfaces to enhance Ti6Al4V surface wear performance. The sample underwent laser texturing based on pre-set parameter values at 15 W power at a laser scanning speed of 200 mm/s with a frequency of 50 kHz. The surface morphological and topological profile of laser-textured Ti6Al4V was characterized with also the surface microhardness. A comparative appraisal of wear rate (WR) and coefficient of friction (COF) for related samples of as-received Ti6Al4V and laser-textured Ti6Al4V was performed under dry and oil sliding conditions. The results revealed that the formation of oxidation due to the frictional force and plastic displacement plays a role of abrasive to the laser-textured surface and may result in increasing the COF. The wear rate of the laser-textured surface of Ti6Al4V exhibited 88.31% improvement compared to the as-received Ti6Al4V in the dry sliding wear test. It was proved that Ti6Al4V could benefit from LST to gain effectively enhanced wear performance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Laser surface texturing; Ti6Al4V; COF; Wear rate
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Faculty/Division: Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mrs Norsaini Abdul Samat
Date Deposited: 03 May 2023 01:53
Last Modified: 03 May 2023 01:53
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/37534
Download Statistic: View Download Statistics

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item