ANALYSIS ON THE STUDY OF CHANGES IN MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF AL6063-SIC

Shevi Sharma, Jaspreet Singh, Sandeep Dhiman
2015 International Journal of Emerging Technology and Innovative Engineering   unpublished
The unique tolerability of the composite materials for the specific requirements make these materials more popular in a variety of applications such as aerospace, automotive (pistons, cylinder liners, and bearings), and structural components, resulting in savings of money, material, and energy. In this paper; fabrication of aluminium metal matrix composite (MMC) is prepared by liquid metallurgy route (stir casting technique). The objective of this experimental investigation is to produce two
more » ... s to produce two different metal matrix composite (MMC) specimens using Al6063 as a base material which reinforced with a ceramic additive (silicon carbide SiC, with grain size 1000 mesh) with same volume fraction of 10% by wt. By the addition of SiC p particulates into the alloy of base metal Al6063; it was found increased value of the ultimate tensile strength, and hardness and decrease elongation of the composites. It was also investigated that the composite poured from lower layer (lower half) of melted matrix from crucible were with less values of tensile strength and hardness as compared to the composite poured from upper layer (upper half).
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