Macro-scale composites for maximum wear resistance under abrasion

mineAlloy researchers (Daniel Grasser, Santiago Corujeira Gallo, Michael Pereira, Matthew Barnett) at Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM) published an article in Wear (494-495, April 2022). The full article is available by clicking on the image above and at

The experimental study explored the wear resistance of macro-scale composites. Of particular interest was the assessment of the evolved particle layer thickness. A methodology was developed to quantify the particle layer thickness during an abrasive wear test. The results showed that particular composite designs affect the resulting wear mechanisms, for example, the build-up of a protective particle layer. The study reveals that the wear resistance can be improved by an optimised composite design.