Studying the Mechanical Properties of Aluminum 6063 Reinforced with Silicon Carbide and Mica
Shabana1, R.V.Nikhil Santosh2
1Dr. Shabana, Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, GIT, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam (A.P), India.
2R. V. Nikhil Santosh, B.Tech 4/4, Department of Mechanical Engineering, GIT, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam (A.P), India.
Manuscript received on 22 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 01 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 05 May 2019 | PP: 153-156 | Volume-8 Issue-2S2, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10330182S219/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Metal matrix composites (MMC) are the metals added with other metals, ceramics or organic components etc. MMCs are used to enhance the properties of the base metal like stiffness, strength, conductivity etc. Aluminum and its alloys have been given more priority as base metal in metal matrix composite because of their remarkable properties. Al MMC’s are extensively used in automotive, aerospace and other various fields. This paper attempts to view the improvement of the mechanical properties by the unification of Aluminum 6063 (Al6063) reinforced with Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Mica composites processed through stir casting method. The specimens are prepared with aluminum varying with Silicon carbide by weight percent of (12%, 13% ,and 14%) and mica (2%). Experiments have been conducted on these composites to evaluate how the tensile strength, microhardness, flexural strength, compressive strength are affected and microstructures of these composites are observed.
Keywords: Aluminum Metal Matrix Composites (AMMC), Silicon Carbide, Mica, Stir Casting Technique.
Scope of the Article: Mechanical Maintenance