Mechanical, Microstructure and wear Behavior of the Material AA6061 Reinforced SiC with Different Leaf ashes using Advanced Stir Casting Method
L. Natrayan1, V. Sivaprakash2, M.S.Santhosh3
1L.Natrayan, SMBS, VIT Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
2V.Sivaprakash, SMBS, VIT Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
3M.S. Santhosh, Selvam Composite Materials Research Laboratory, Namakkal (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 13 December 2018 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 December 2018 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2018 | PP: 366-371 | Volume-8 Issue-2S, December 2018 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijeat.B10751282S18/18©BEIESP
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Abstract: In current scenario aluminium and their alloys exchanged by composite materials in the field of automobile because of fewer corrosiveness and less weight. The present work represent as AA6061 used as matrix material, SiC and various leaf ashes (bamboo leaf, neem leaf and tamarind ashes) used as reinforcement. Advance bottom pouring stir casting machine has used to develop the composites. Vickers hardness testing method used to calculate the hardness of composite samples. Finally, the mechanical and tribological properties of the composites were evaluated, and their relation to the corresponding microstructure and wear worn surface of the composites was discussed.
Keywords: Al6061, Microstructure, Sic, Stir Casting, Bamboo Leaf Ash, Neem Leaf Ash, Tamarind Leaf Ash, Density, Hardness, Wear, Worn Surface.
Scope of the Article: Mechanical Maintenance