Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China
JOURNAL OF RAILWAY SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
|Vol. 17 No. 3 June 2007|
（State Key Laboratory for Powder Metallurgy, Central South University,
Changsha 410083, China）
Abstract: With the 40Cr steel couple coated by Cr, the sliding tribology behavior of two kinds of C/C composites with different matrix was tested using a M2000 wear tester. The results show that with the increasing of load, the friction coefficients of the composite with resin carbon matrix(RC) decrease quickly from 0.156 under 60 N to 0.123 under 150 N, while those of the composite with rough lamination/smooth lamination /resin carbon (RL/SL/RC) change only between 0.122 and 0.101. The wear volume loss of the two composites increases except for under 100 N. The SEM morphology shows that with the increasing of load, the worn surface of the composite with RC becomes more and more integrated while the size of the debris becomes less and less. The Raman spectrum shows that the graphitization on the worn surface of the fibers draws down after 100 N, the graphitization of the boundary between the fiber and the matrix carbon rises up to 150 N, but the graphitization of the matrix carbon draws down all the while. With the increasing of load, the graphitization on the worn surface of all the worn areas becomes closer and closer, which indicates the worn surface of the different component has the similar friction ability. The composites with RL/SL/RC have better tribological characteristic than the composite with RC.
Key words: C/C composite; sliding tribology; load; 40Cr steel