Abstract

Tribological behavior of AA-6063 casted by microwave casting process was investigated. In this work, sliding wear analysis has been done on in situ cast developed through the novel technique. The in situ cast of AA-6063 was developed using microwave irradiation. Sliding wear process parameters such as normal load, sliding velocity, and sliding distance are optimized through the Taguchi technique. L9 orthogonal array and signal-to-noise (S/N) analysis are used to obtain the optimum process parameters for wear-rate (WR) as the selected response. After optimization, a confirmatory test was performed using the analysis of variance (ANOVA). Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) images, and frictional characterization were used to study the mechanism of wear. By using the experimental data, an adaptive neuro fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) model has been developed and which was further tested using average wear-rate.

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