The current research work is focused on fabrication of Aluminium Alloy 8011 with 4% fly ash composite (AA8011-4% FA) by using the stir casting method. Wear behaviour and description of the composite are evaluated in different process parameters by using a pin-on-disc at room temperature. Fly ash (FA) in the range of (4 wt. %, average micron size 10–30 μm) is included into the matrix, and its sensitivity analysis is investigated. Three level of Central Composite Design model is developed by using Response Surface Methodology equation with different process parameters via load, time and sliding velocity are separate in the range of (5–15 N), (5–15 min) and (1.5–4.5 m/s) respectively. The surface plot shows that wear rate increases with increasing load, time and sliding velocity. A sensitivity analysis is also carried out and compared with the relative impact of input parameters on wear behaviour in order to verify the measurement errors on the values of the uncertainty in estimated parameters of three inputs such as normal load, time and sliding velocity on wear rate (WR) and coefficient of friction (COF). The result shows that normal load is more sensitive than the other parameters. The variation of load causes more changes in wear rate.
Part of the book: Aluminium Alloys and Composites