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 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wear.2022.204277.
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.