Preparation of Aluminium Matrix Composite by Using Stir Casting Method
Rajesh kumar Gangaram Bhandare1, Parshuram M. Sonawane2
1Rajesh kumar Gangaram Bhandare, Mechanical Engineering, Pune University, Sinhgad Academy Of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
2Parshuram M. Sonawane, Mechanical Engineering, Pune University, Sinhgad Academy Of Engineering, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
Manuscript received on November 25, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on December 15, 2013. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2013. | PP: 61-65 | Volume-3, Issue-2, December 2013. | Retrieval Number: B2361123213/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: The “composite material” is composed of a discrete reinforcement & distributed in a continuous phase of matrix, In Aluminium matrix composite (AMC) one constitutes is aluminium which forms network i.e. matrix phase and another constitute serve as reinforcement which is generally ceramic or non metallic hard material. The basic reason of metals reinforced with hard ceramic particles or fibers are improved properties than its original material like strength, stiffness etc. Stir casting process is mainly used for manufacturing of particulate reinforced metal matrix composite (PMMC). Manufacturing of aluminum alloy based casting composite by stir casting is one of the most economical method of processing MMC. Properties of these materials depend upon many processing parameters and selection of matrix and reinforcements. This paper presents an overview of stir casting process, process parameter, & preparation of AMC material by using aluminium as matrix form and SiC, Al2O3, graphite as reinforcement by varying proportion.
Keywords: Stir casting process, Aluminum Matrix composite, Reinforcement, Mixing and Agitation.