Properties of 12% reinforced Aluminium Based Metal Matrix Composites
Anand S Patel1, Prashant J Bagga2, Arvind M Sankhla3
1Anand S Patel1, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department Institute of Technology, Nirrma University.
2Prashant J Bagga, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department Institute of Technology, Nirrma University.
3Arvind M Sankhla, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department Institute of Technology, Nirrma University.
Manuscript received on January 02, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 15, 2020. | Manuscript published on January 30, 2020. | PP: 1091-1195 | Volume-8 Issue-5, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: E5953018520/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.E5953.018520
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Abstract: It is always endeavor of ongoing research in material science to take advantage of specific or particular properties of the constituent material present in a composite material. Aluminum based metal matrix composites have been developed to tailor the properties. Aluminum is a preferred choice for metal matrix composites (MMC) for several reasons like low density, high thermal and electrical conductivity and good damping capacity. Al-MMCs exhibit improved mechanical properties, when reinforced by ceramics like Al2O3 and SiC. This paper presents an experimental study to produce Al-MMC by powder metallurgy process in which fine aluminum powder reinforced by ceramic particles like SiC and Al2O3 by 12% of its total weight. The green compact is produced using a set of die and punch and necessary compaction of blended powder is obtained using a mounting press. Sintering of green compact is carried out at temperature of 95% of melting point of matrix material for 1 hour. The study of density, hardness, compressive strength and dry sliding wear capability of fabricated MMC is attempted. The average hardness of MMC is found to be increased 2-3 times as compared to pure commercial aluminium with deviation of 11% in the density obtained experimentally.
Keywords: Al-Metal Matrix Composites, Powder Metallurgy, Wear Resistance.
Scope of the Article: Wearable Textile Antenna.