Tribological behavior of RH ceramics made from rice husk sliding against stainless steel, alumina, silicon carbide, and silicon nitride

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Abstract

The tribological behavior of rice husk (RH) ceramics, a hard, porous carbon material made from rice husk, sliding against stainless steel, alumina, silicon carbide, and silicon nitride (Si3N4) under dry conditions was investigated. High hardness of RH ceramics was obtained from the polymorphic crystallinity of silica. The friction coefficients for RH ceramics disks sliding against Si3N4 balls were extremely low (<0.1), irrespective of contact pressure or sliding velocity. Transfer films from RH ceramics formed on Si3N4 balls. Wear-mode maps indicated that the wear modes were powder formation under all tested conditions, resulting in low specific wear rates (<5×10-9 mm 2/N).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-194
Number of pages8
JournalTribology International
Volume73
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 May

Keywords

  • Carbon material
  • Low friction
  • Rice husk
  • Wear mode map

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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