Research Paper

Evaluation of Wear Performance of Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation Coatings on Aluminium


One of the most common techniques of automotive lightweighting is to replace steel parts with aluminium. This approach has been employed with some success in engine cylinder bores, brakes, and dampers, without sacrificing performance or vehicle safety. However, the tribological performance of aluminium is relatively poor, so aluminium alloys are not typically hard enough to resist wear between components. To protect these parts, various surface treatments have been studied.

In this paper written by Dr Y. N. Kok and Dr. R. Francis, coatings created by plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) are evaluated. Fill in the form and click 'Download' to get this paper for free.