Effect of Boron Carbide on Tribological Properties of Zinc Aluminium Metal Matrix Composites
Puneeth Kumar MV1, T Krishna Rao2, Manohar H S3, Bharath V4
1Puneeth Kumar MV, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India.
2Dr. T Krishna Rao, Professor and HOD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Global Academy of Technology Bangalore, India.
3Dr. Manohar H S, Professor and HOD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dayananda Sagar Academy of Technology & Management, Bengaluru, India.
4Bharath V, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India.
Manuscript received on 10 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 6291-6295 | Volume-8 Issue-2, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B3586078219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B3586.078219
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Abstract: Metal-Matrix Composites (MMCs) are novel composite materials in which nano/micro-phase such as particles or rods like structured materials are reinforced with metals or alloys to improve the physical, mechanical, wear and other properties. The results of previous works have shown that the addition of B4C reinforcement to aluminium alloys has improved the hardness, tensile strength and Young’s modulus. Hence, the present work is focused on development and characterization of B4C reinforced MMCs. evaluating the outcome of the reinforcement on the physical properties such as wear property studies were carried out. The wear results exhibited reduction in wear volume compared to the unreinforced alloy samples and the coefficient of friction is beneath at lofty loads.
Keywords: Zinc Aluminium Metal-Matrix Composites, Machinability, Wear Properties, Boron Carbide.
Scope of the Article: Properties and Mechanics of Concrete