Hybrid Metal Matrix Composites Reinforced with Sic and NEEM Leaf Ash Using Stir Casting Method
Abdul Munaf Shaik1, G.T. K. Akhil Varma2, S. Bharagava3, V. Preetham4
1Dr. Abdul Munaf. Shaik, Associate Professor, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vaddeswaram, Guntur (A.P), India.
2G.T.K. Akhil Varma, Students, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vaddeswaram, Guntur (A.P), India.
3S. Bhargava, Students, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vaddeswaram, Guntur (A.P), India.
4V. Preetham, Students, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vaddeswaram, Guntur (A.P), India.
Manuscript received on 03 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 09 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 63-67 | Volume-8 Issue-1, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A1050058119/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Aluminium metal matrix composites (AMMCs) are the trustful materials for marine, aerospace, defense, advanced structural, aviation applications and also in automobile vehicles due to its favorable properties. The hybrid metal matrix composites are manufactured using stir casting process, which is the simplest and most convenient form of manufacturing a material. In this paper aluminium alloy 6063 is been bolstered with SiC and Neem Leaf Ash. Two samples were fabricated Sample 1 (Al 6063 eighty%+SiC 20%), Sample 2 (Al 6063 eighty%+ SiC 10%+ Neem Leaf Ash 10%). After manufacturing those samples, the following exams were carried out like Hardness test, Pin on Disc Wear testing. The combination of SiC and Neem Leaf Ash particles in the matrix was improved by adding those reinforcements for the base metal. The results display that Sample-2 (Al 6063 80% + SiC 10% + Neem Leaf Ash 10%) suggests development in mechanical properties like hardness and also the wear properties has been reduced.
Index Terms: Aluminium 6063 Grade, Stir Casting Process, Aluminium Metal Matrix Composite, Wear properties.
Scope of the Article: Composite Materials