In this study, the effects of Cu content on wear, corrosion, and tribocorrosion resistance of Ti-10Mo-xCu alloy were investigated. Results revealed that hardness of Ti-10Mo-xCu alloy increased from 355.1±15.2 HV to 390.8±17.6 HV by increasing Cu content from 0% to 5%, much higher than CP Ti (106.6±15.1 HV) and comparable to Ti64 (389.7±13.9 HV). With a higher Cu content, wear and tribocorrosion resistance of Ti-10Mo-xCu alloys were enhanced, and corrosion resistance showed an initial increase with a subsequent decrease. Wear mechanisms under pure mechanical wear and tribocorrosion conditions of Ti-10Mo-xCu alloys were a combination of delamination, abrasion and adhesion wear.
- Ti-10Mo-xCu alloys
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