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Microstructural Investigation of Aluminium-Silicon Carbide Particulate Metal Matrix Composite Fabricated by Stir Casting


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International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology
Volume 3 Issue - 11
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Sachin Mohal

BibTeX:

@article{IJIRSTV3I11034,
     title={Microstructural Investigation of Aluminium-Silicon Carbide Particulate Metal Matrix Composite Fabricated by Stir Casting},
     author={Sachin Mohal},
     journal={International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology},
     volume={3},
     number={11},
     pages={26--30},
     year={},
     url={http://www.ijirst.org/articles/IJIRSTV3I11034.pdf},
     publisher={IJIRST (International Journal for Innovative Research in Science & Technology)},
}



Abstract:

The Aluminium based Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) are generating wide interest in aerospace, automobile, space, transportation and underwater applications. This is mainly due to its superior and tailorable properties such as light weight, low density, high hardness, high temperature resistance and corrosion resistance. The present research work is related to the fabrication of Al6061/SiCp MMC by a low cost stir casting technique. The MMCs plates are prepared by varying the weight percentage of SiCp from 5% to 15%. The microstructural investigation of the resulting as-cast composite structures has been carried out using Optical microscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis and Wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (WD-XRF). The 6061 Al alloy - SiCp composite microstructure shows excellent distribution of SiCp in to 6061Al alloy matrix. Moreover, XRD analysis reveals the uniform presence of SiC particles into matrix.


Keywords:

Aluminium alloy, Al-SiCp, Metal Matrix Composites, Microstructure analysis, Stir casting


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